Planning Commission

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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.



  • Hopper, Lindsey
  • Payne, Jeff
  • Swander, Whitney
  • Vinci, Joan
  • Winters, Scott

There are currently two vacancies on the Planning Commission. To apply please complete the application.

Council liaison: Justin Livingston


Where: Bend City Hall - Council Chambers, 710 NW Wall St., Bend OR 97703

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




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