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 the only commission required by law, and receives authority 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)


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Supplementary Documents            

Supplementary Documents are available prior to the meetings.

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Minutes are also available following approval. 

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Current Commissioners


John Lebo    

City Council Liaison:

Catherine Stanford

City Staff: 

  • Stephen Bennett, Planning Director
  • Ande Flower, Principal Planner


  • Richard Saunders
  • Joel Paisner (Vice Chair)
  • Connie Holloway        
  • Ray Holmdahl
  • Rachael Katz
  • T.J. Fudge

Link to Projects

2015 Comprehensive Plan Update

Tree Regulations Update

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.

2017 Work Plan
2017 Planning Commission Work Plan

2016 Annual Report
2016 Planning Commission Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2015 Planning Commission Annual Report  

2014 Annual Report
2014 Planning Commission Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2013 Planning Commission Annual Report

2012 Annual Report
2012 Planning Commission Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2011 Planning Commission Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2010 Planning Commission Annual Report