Planning Commission

The Borough Planning Commission is authorized and directed to perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred upon said commission by the ordinances of the borough and the laws of the state. It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to prepare, from time to time, plans for the systematic development and betterment of the entire borough as a place of residence and for business.

The Planning Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month with the ability to meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month as needed. The filing deadline for a Planning Commission meeting is the Friday after the previous month's meeting.

Decisions of the Planning Commission/Platting Board may be appealed within 15 days of the date of decision. Conditional use permits and variances may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment (Borough Assembly). Subdivision approvals may be appealed to Superior Court. Specific questions on appeals may be directed to the Department of Planning and Community Development.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
 Planning Commission Packets 

Vacancy Announcement
The Borough Clerk's Office is soliciting applications for one Planning Commissioner position for a member who resides within the Borough, but outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan. The Planning Commission member must be a one-year resident of the Borough, residing outside the City of Ketchikan. The term of office ends March 2015. The Borough Clerk will accept applications until November 7, 2014. Applications must include a declaration of candidacy, a personal resume and a statement of qualification and interest. The appointment will be made by the Borough Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly.

Appointment Process
The members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Borough Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Assembly. The Planning Commission consists of 7 members: 4 who reside within the Ketchikan city limits, and 3 who reside in the Borough outside the Ketchikan City limits. Appointments to City seats on the commission are recommended by the Ketchikan City Council. Annual appointments are made the second Assembly meeting of February. 

Picture Member Position Term Ends
Gregg Poppen
Gregg Poppen Commission Chair
Rural Seat
March 1, 2017
David Deal
David Deal Vice Chair
City Seat
March 1, 2016
Susan Doherty
Susan Doherty Rural Seat March 1, 2015
Jacquie Meck
Jacquie Meck City Seat March 1, 2015
Mike Medford
Michael Medford City Seat March 1, 2017
Amy Russell
Amy Russell City Seat March 1, 2016

 Rural Seat
 March 1, 2015