Planning Commission

About the Planning Commission

The Lake Forest Park Planning Commission provides recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for changes and updates to the Comprehensive Plan, zoning code, and land use policies. As citizen representatives, commissioners recommend programs and policies according to the needs and values of the community. The Planning Commission is required by law, and is governed by state statute and city ordinance.

Meeting Dates

All meetings are open to the public.                    

  • Regular Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm
  • City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE (typically in the Forest Room, but room may vary)
Citizens at a public meeting

Agendas and Materials

Please note that some Town Center related materials discussed can be found on the Town Center Process page or the YourLFP's Town Center Code Update Reference's Dropbox page

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Current Commissioners


  • Joel Paisner


  • T.J. Fudge 
  • Ira Gross
  • Steve Morris
  • Rachael Katz
  • Maddy Larson (Vice Chair)
  • Jon Lebo
  • Richard Saunders
  • Mark Withers

Links to Projects 


City Council Liaison:

  • Tom French (interim)

City Staff: 

  • Stephen Bennett, Planning Director
  • Nick Holland, Senior Planner
  • Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner

How to Join

Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor. Members of the Planning Commission serve for three years. If you are interested in serving on the commission, please contact the Mayor at City Hall, 206-368-5440. For more information about the Planning Commission, contact Stephen Bennett, Planning Director at 206-957-2812.