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
Where: Meetings are currently held via Webex, a virtual meeting platform, due to precautions related to COVID-19. Click on the related Agenda for the meeting in question to review meeting content, how to listen and/or view the meeting, or provide public comment. Once the meeting has started, the meeting can also be live-streamed by clicking the hyperlink for video.
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month unless specified.
Time: 5:30pm unless specified.
See website calendar for details.