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.
At this time, all meetings are held virtually.
Citizens may comment at Planning Commission meetings during the designated public comment periods during each meeting by using the hand raise function in Zoom when the Chair asks for comments from the public.
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)
Agendas and Materials
Please note that all meeting materials from March 2019- February 2021 can be found on Town Center Process page. Other Commission meeting material are available at YourLFP’s Town Center Code Update Reference’s Dropbox page.
- Maddy Larson
- Melissa Cranmer
- T.J. Fudge
- Ira Gross
- Rachael Katz (Vice Chair)
- David Kleweno
- Lois Lee
- Steve Morris
- Richard Saunders
Links to Projects
City Council Liaison:
- Tom French
- Stephen Bennett, Planning Director
- Nick Holland, Senior 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.