Planning Commission

Purpose

Zoning mapThe Olympia Planning Commission (OPC) was formed in 1935 to advise the City Council on the long range growth and development of Olympia, including changes to the City's land use regulations. The OPC conducts public hearings and other forums throughout the year to seek public input on items under their consideration.

Meeting Information

The Olympia Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, at 6:30 p.m., in Olympia City Hall Room 207, 601 4th Avenue East (unless otherwise noted below).

  • January 4, 25
  • February 1, 22
  • March 7, 21
  • April 4, 18
  • May 2, 16
  • June 6, 20
  • July 11, 18
  • August 1, 15
  • September 19
  • October 3, 17
  • November 7, 21
  • December 5

Get additional meeting details, agendas, and minutes on our online meeting calendar


Members

  • Julie Hankins, City Council Liaison 
  • Kim Andresen, - term ends 2016
  • Position Vacant - term ends 2018
  • Max Brown, Vice Chair - term ends 2016
  • Darrell Hoppe - term ends 2017
  • Position Vacant - term ends 2018
  • Jerome Parker - term ends 2017
  • Robert Ragland - term ends 2018
  • Carole Richmond, Chair - term ends 2017 
  • Missy Watts - term ends 2016   

  • Nine (9) members, of which a majority must be residents of the City of Olympia or Olympia's Urban Growth Area.
  • Planning Commissioners also serve as liaisons to several other City advisory committees.
  • Term: 3 years, ends March 31
  • Appointed by: Olympia City Council

Planning Commissioners also serve as liaisons to several other City advisory committees. Those assignments are listed below.

Arts Commission

  • Jerome Parker

Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

  • Vacant

Complete Streets Funding Work Group

  • Jerome Parker

Design Review Board

  • Darrell Hoppe

Downtown Strategy Work Group

  • Missy Watts

Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA)

  • Max Brown
  • Jerome Parker

Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

  • Darrell Hoppe

Utility Advisory Committee

  • Carole Richmond


Subcommittees


To aid the full Commission in preparing recommendation to the City Council, members of this subcommittee review the annual update of the City’s Capital Facilities Plan in detail.


Questions?

Contact Staff Liaison,Todd Stamm, at 360.753.8597, or tstamm@ci.olympia.wa.us