Planning Commission


The Planning Commission is a 7-member, non-partisan committee appointed by the City Council. The Planning Commission may act as the research and fact-finding agency of the municipality. The duties of the Planning Commission are to:

  • Hold public meetings and make recommendations to the City Council on a wide variety of policies and plans such as the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, and the Shoreline Master Program.
  • Hold public hearings and review all Planned Unit Developments and Long Plats and make recommendations to the City Council.
  • The Commission has final decision-making authority over Shoreline Substantial Development Permit applications, Land Use Variances, and Conditional Use Permits
  • See Blaine Municipal Code: Chapter 2.56 for Planning Commission regulations


  • 6:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month see the calendar for specific dates.


  • Calvin Armerding - Chair - 3nd term ending January 15, 2023
  • Susan Sturgill - Vice Chair - 2nd term ending December 31, 2019
  • John LeBrun - Member - 3rd term ending January 15, 2023
  • Richard May - Member - 1st term ending January 8, 2022
  • Steve Hrutfiord - Member - 1st term ending December 31, 2020
  • Tom Hanrahan - Member - 1st term ending October 8, 2022
  • Kevin Owens - Member - 2nd term ending December 31, 2022

For More Information

Please direct all Planning Commission questions and comments to the Planning Commission by email. You may also contact Stacie Pratschner at 360-332-8311 ext. 3307 or by email.