Planning Commission


Meetings: Bi-Weekly - First and Third Thursdays
Agendas and Minutes
Time & Place:         6:30 p.m. Covington City Hall - Council Chambers
Staff Contact:

Kelly Thompson, Commission Clerk 253-480-2447

Gina Estep, Community Development Director, 253-480-2441

Term: 4 years
Authority: Gina Estep, Community Development Director

The Planning Commission shall consist of seven members. Members of the Planning Commission shall be selected from individuals who have an interest in environmental affairs, planning, land use, and residential and commercial development, as evidenced by training, experience, interest or actions. An intent of the selection process shall be to evenly represent the areas of interest as stated herein. Membership in the planning commission shall be limited to residents within the City; provided, however, at any given time the commission may consist of a maximum of two members who reside outside the City, but within a three-mile radius of the City limits of Covington.

The Planning Commission shall direct the preparation of a Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations in compliance with Chapters 35A.63 and 36.70A RCW. This includes establishing procedures providing for early and continuous public participation in the development and amendment of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan for the City and the Development Regulations implementing the plan and make recommendations concerning these matters to the City Council. The Planning Commission shall review land use management, shoreline management and environmental protection ordinances and regulations of the City and make recommendations regarding them to the City Council. The Planning Commission shall review potential annexations to the City as requested by the City Council, and make recommendations concerning them. Where design review is required by land use ordinances of the City, the Planning Commission shall perform such design review, unless that review is delegated to some other appointed body or staff. The Planning Commission shall recommend, establish priorities for, and review studies of geographic sub-areas in the City. The Planning Commission shall submit written periodic reports to the City Council, setting forth its progress in completing its work program for the current fiscal year. The chairperson of the Planning Commission or designee is encouraged to regularly present updates to the City Council at the first regular City Council meeting or study session after each Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission may hold public hearings in the exercise of its duties and responsibilities as it deems necessary. Covington Municipal Code (CMC) 2.15.


                 Members:                        4-Year Term:
                                   Kathy Fosjord 8/31/23
  Jennifer Gilbert-Smith 8/31/23
                         Vice Chair Elizabeth Porter 8/31/21
                        Chair      David Caudle 8/31/21
  Joe Culumber 8/31/23
                                               Jonathan Ingram 8/31/21
  Murray Williams 8/31/21