Planning Commission

The La Center Planning Commission consists of seven, non-paid, citizen volunteers from the City of La Center. Its goal is to serve the present and future needs of The City of La Center by being a positive link between our community and city government and to address issues and regulations affecting the health, safety and well being of all residents, both residential and commercial.

The Planning Commission’s role includes analyzing and organizing information and data relating to land use and forwarding its recommendations to the La Center City Council, which makes the final decisions. This involves matters dealing with zoning, transportation, public safety and the overall health and vitality of the city itself. The Planning Commission reviews existing policies, requests and recommendations from La Center citizens, and inquiries from owners and developers of potentially annexable properties. The Planning Commission must help guide decisions that impact the City’s budget.

The City of La Center Planning Commission meetings are held, in general, the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public. We encourage all its citizens to attend to provide their recommendations and comments about the future of La Center.

Commission Members

Daina Mclean, Chairperson
Term: Jan. 2017 through Dec. 2021

Dennis Hill
Term: July 2013 through June 2018

Dennis Nuttbrock
Term: Oct. 26, 2016 through Oct. 2020

Jeremy Smith
Term: Feb 14, 2018 through Feb 2022

Steve Workman
Term: Jan. 2017 through Dec. 2021

Raymond Denny

Ken Stevenson

The City has started utilizing a CivivWeb Portal for Planning Commission and City Council meetings. Packet materials are now avaiable online by clicking the CivicWeb icon below.

Community Survey Results

Recently the Planning Commission has been asking for feedback on how the City should plan for our City's future. The survey's have been flooding in and we appreciate your feedback. Here is a link to the results from our latest three surveys regarding housing, economic development and our parks and trails.


Please contact Sarah Dollar, Permit Technician