If you are interested in planning for Spokane Valley's future growth and development, you may want to apply for one of the openings coming up on the Planning Commission.
Applicants are being sought to fill three terms that are expiring at the end of the year.
Planning commissioners are responsible for reviewing and making recommendations pertaining to long and short range plans for future development, the city's Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, development regulations, environmental protections and a variety of other development-related topics.
Appointments to the commission are made by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Each commissioner serves a three-year term.
Current commissioners whose terms are expiring at the end of 2012 include Fred Beaulac, John Carroll and Rustin Hall. At this time, it is not known whether the incumbents will seek re-appointment.
Applications are sought from Spokane Valley residents who are interested in the future of the city, or who have training or experience in planning, land use, transportation, capital infrastructure, or building and landscape design.
Application forms are available on the city's Web site at www.spokanevalley.org by selecting the link on the home page under "City News" or at City Hall.
Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, and must be submitted to: City of Spokane Valley, City Clerk Chris Bainbridge, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
For more information, contact Bainbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-5102.