City seeks applicants for 2 Planning Commission openings

           The city of Stillwater is accepting applications for two Planning Commission openings.  These are volunteer positions appointed by the City Council and meet monthly, usually in the evenings.

The Planning Commission is as the city’s planning agency. It conducts public hearings on applications for special use permits, conditional use permits, variances to the zoning ordinance, subdivision and other areas that are covered by the city’s zoning ordinance.  The nine-member panel meets the second Monday of each month. Commission members serve a three-year term.

Criteria for evaluation includes, but are not limited to:  personal and professional experience relating to the subject area of the board; knowledge of the community and city government, and experience from similar appointments. Application deadline is Dec. 31.

Citizen involvement improves the quality and responsiveness of public decision-making. Serving as a member of a board or commission offers an excellent opportunity to become actively involved in your city government.

The city welcomes its citizens to share their talents and perspectives by serving on an advisory board or commission. In exchange for your commitment of both time and effort, these committees influence the policies, actions and progress of our community.

Visit the city website at for more information or call 651-430-8800. Applications are also available at the City Hall.