The Planning Commission is responsible for long range planning and legislative policy recommendations to the City Council. The Planning Commissioners help achieve the community’s vision by developing the goals and policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Specifically, the Planning Commission reviews and acts on the following:
Planning Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and must reside within the city limits or own property within the City or its Urban Growth Area. All members volunteer their time.
Every year, the Planning Commission works on the City’s “Docket.” This list of amendments (the Docket) is developed throughout the year from citizen, Council, Planning Commission, and staff comments or requests. The compiled list identifies potential Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Map, Leavenworth Municipal Zoning Code, Leavenworth Municipal Development Code, and miscellaneous Code revisions and/or amendments.
The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the conference room on the second floor inside City Hall. Public hearings are held in the City Council Chambers. The City of Leavenworth appreciates the interest of our citizens and values public involvement. The City makes every effort to make the minutes of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. Click here for Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes.
Position 1. Steven Booher was appointed to the Planning Commission on April 9, 2019. Steven moved to Leavenworth in 2015 and is an architect working for a local firm. He is passionate about the need for affordable housing in our area; he spent several years designing market-rate and low-income housing while living in Alaska.
Position 2. Dr. Kenny Renner-Singer was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2021. Kenny moved to Leavenworth in 2005 to be the principal of Icicle River Middle School. Currently, Dr. Renner-Singer is the principal at Alpine Lakes Elementary School and Beaver Valley School. In 2012, he was named Washington State Middle Level Principal of the Year and received a Doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership from University of Washington. Prior to moving to Leavenworth, Kenny served as Chairman of the City of Walla Walla Planning Commission. He is dedicated to creating livable communities through smart, creative public policy.
Kenny’s Email – coming soon
Position 3. Andy Lane was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2008. Andy is an attorney, and his practice focuses on land use issues for both private and municipal clients. Andy and his wife, Suzi, started visiting the Leavenworth area in 1990 and bought a house here in 2003. They have been full-time residents since 2008.
Position 4. Pete Olson was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2008. Pete and his family moved to Leavenworth in 2007 after retiring from general contracting and land development in Yakima County for 20 years. He currently owns and manages commercial and residential properties in the City of Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and Chelan County.
Position 5. Angela Harrison was appointed to the Planning Commission in March 2020. Angie moved to Leavenworth in 2000 and is a Registered Nurse at Confluence Health. She was involved in bringing the Leavenworth Pump Track to fruition in 2016 and is excited about continuing to work with the community.
Position 6. Colin Forsyth was appointed to the Planning Commission in March 2020. Colin moved to Leavenworth in 2011 and is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer working for the Bureau of Reclamation on salmon habitat restoration projects on the Wenatchee, Entiat, and Methow Rivers. He received his BS in Forest Engineering from the University of Washington, and worked in Forestry and Heavy Civil Construction prior to entering into his current field of River Restoration.
Position 7. Alison Miller was appointed to the Planning Commission in March 2020. Alison moved to Leavenworth in 2013 and has worked closely with the City in her job as an architect, as well as participating as a member of the City’s Residential Advisory Committee (RAC). She obtained her architecture license in 2016 and opened her own office that same year. Alison is also the president of the Leavenworth Mountain Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to climbing stewardship and advocacy.