Apply Now: Planning Commission Vacancy
Posted on 07/27/2020

The Newcastle Planning Commission is the starting point for City policies affecting where you shop, what can be built in your neighborhood and how you get around on foot or by car. And YOU can be part of the action. Applications are now being accepted for an upcoming vacancy on the Commission.

If you'd like to get involved, please follow the instructions below: 


The Newcastle City Council is seeking applications for membership on the Planning Commission. The Commission is made up of City residents who help shape Newcastle’s future by advising the Council on the Comprehensive Plan, other long-range plans, and zoning and development codes. Commissioners work with city staff on projects approved by the City Council as part of an annual work program.

The Commission is an advisory board of the City Council comprised of seven members serving four-year terms. Members are appointed by the Mayor following a selection process and confirmed by the Council. The Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, Newcastle, WA 98056.


Applicants must be 18 years of age and must reside within the city.


Interested persons should submit an application, letter of interest, and resume to the City Clerk’s office by Friday, August 14, 2020. An application is available here or may be obtained by calling 425-649-4444, ext. 102, or emailing Application materials may be submitted by email or mailed to Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, Newcastle WA 98056. Any questions concerning eligibility, application process, or the role of commissioners may be directed to the City Clerk.

Download: Planning Commission Application (PDF)

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