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The Planning Commission serves the Bend community as one of the City's Citizen Committees.

The Planning Commission provides citizen involvement which is Goal 1 of Oregon's Statewide Planning Goals.

Planning Commissioners are volunteers, appointed by City Council. Commissioners can serve two 4-year terms, or up to 10 years if appointed mid-term.

The Planning Commission conducts quasi-judicial and legislative public hearings on Type III and IV planning applications, and makes recommendations to City Council, as per Bend Code section 1.20.030 Planning Commission.

Type III and IV applications which are heard before the Planning Commission include Deschutes River design review, master plans, and Bend Development Code amendments.

Planning Commission meetings are open to the public.


  • Lindsey Hopper 
  • Suzanne Johannsen
  • Jeff Payne   - Chair
  • Carlos Salcedo 
  • Whitney Swander 
  • Joan Vinci   - Vice Chair
  • Scott Winters


Bend City Mayor Sally Russell.



Where: Meetings are currently held via Webex, a virtual meeting platform, due to precautions related to COVID-19.  Watch a brief video to learn how to access, watch, listen, and participate in the meeting. Please scroll down to Upcoming Events and click on the related agenda for the meeting in question. The agenda will be provided at least one week prior to the meeting date and will explain how to view, listen to, provide comment, and/or participate in the virtual meeting. Once the meeting has started, the meeting can also be live-streamed by clicking the hyperlink for video in progress

When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month unless specified.

Time: 5:30pm unless specified.

See website calendar for details.


Citizen Involvement Program

Conflict of Interest

Land Use Processes

Oregon Government Ethics

Oregon Planning Commission Handbook

ORS Chapter 244 Government Ethics

Planning Commission By-Laws

Planning Commission Rules of Procedure

Welcome to the Planning Commission - A Guide for New Members

For the July 28, 2020 continuation of PZ-20-0424 Transportation Plan and Appendices, amendments to the Preface, Chapters 3, 5, 7, and 11 of the Comprehensive Plan, please live-stream the meeting via this link:

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