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)


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Current Commissioners


John Lebo    

City Council Liaison:

Tom French (interim)

City Staff: 

  • Stephen Bennett, Planning Director
  • Lauren Hoerr, Assistant Planner


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

Link to Projects

2015 Comprehensive Plan 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