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The Commission shall prepare recommendations for the Board of Commissioners regarding proposed amendments to the County's land-use and development regulations; make decisions on quasi-judicial land use matters; and, in its capacity as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI), assist the Board of Commissioners with development and evaluation of the County's Citizen Involvement Program related primarily to land-use planning (ORS 215.020).

Meets: Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month (as needed) at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunset Building Meeting Room
Membership: 9 members
Term: 4 years


The next Planning Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 pm. 

The Planning Commission Meeting will also include a public hearing for LU-19-091; First Congregational United Church of Christ: Due to recent state restrictions on public gatherings, along with Benton County's commitment to keeping the public safe, the public hearing for LU-19-091; First Congregational United Church of Christ; Conditional Use Permit will be held virtually via Go To Webinar.  Click here for more information on the public hearing and for submitting testimony.

Planning Commission Members

Ken Kenaston, Chair

Corvallis area

David Dowrie, Vice Chair

Philomath area



Nicholas Fowler, Member

Albany area

John McEvoy, Member

Corvallis area

Jennifer Gervais, Member

Corvallis area

Nancy Wyse, Member

Corvallis area

Sean Scorvo

Monroe Area

Department: Community Development Department (Web page)
Has Opening: Yes, One (1) Opening