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Posted on: August 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Play A Role in Development By Serving on Planning Commission

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-August 10, 2022-Just as development decisions made 10, 20 or 50 years ago often affect the way Steamboat Springs looks today, current development decisions will have an impact on the future, and you can have a role in that process by serving on the Planning Commission. 

“Anyone that has a desire or interest in helping guide development in the city should apply,” said Planning & Community Development Director Rebecca Bessey. “Planning Commission has a strong voice in community development; and you will have an interesting and stimulating front row seat in that process.”

Three open seats are available on the Planning Commission to fill commissioners who have stepped down. The terms for the vacated seats end on March 31, 2023, 2024 and 2025 respectively. However, applicants will be applying to the overall commission and not for a particular term. 

Individuals interested in filling a position must be a resident of the City of Steamboat Springs and at least 18 years of age. Prior planning or development experience is a plus but not required. Commissioners receive a Haymaker Golf Pass and a Family Howelsen Hill Ski Pass.

Planning Commission decides all applications for Conditional Use, Conceptual Development Plan without Variances, Development Plan-Public Hearing without Variances, and Preliminary Plat without Variances. In addition, the commission provides recommendations to City Council on all other public hearing projects. 

Planning Commission is a permanent committee appointed by City Council to review and act on issues and policies related to long-range planning, land use regulation, and community development. The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5pm. Work sessions are scheduled the second and fourth Monday from 12pm-1:30pm. 

“Planning Commission has been a first step for many in working for their city and some commissioners have gone on to serve down the road in other capacities like city council,” continued Bessey. “Most importantly, it’s a rewarding and exciting way to assist your community.” 

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of commissioners, visit or contact the City Clerk at 970.879.2060 or email.


Rebecca Bessey, Planning & Community Development Director, 970.871.8202 or email
Julie Franklin, City Clerk, 970.879.2060 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email 

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