Application for Consideration for Appointment to
Dayton Planning Commission
The City of Dayton Planning Commission is a 5-member, non-paid volunteer committee appointed by the Dayton City Council. The composition, roles and responsibilities are outlined in Section 1.09 of the Dayton Municipal Code. Please note additional requirements may apply.

Term of Appointment: TBD to December 31, 2026

Qualifications for Candidates: Must be 18 years of age. See Section 1.09.00 of the Dayton Municipal Code for more information regarding Dayton Planning Commission requirements.

Deadline for Applications: Until vacancy is filled

Submit Applications to: PO Box 339, Dayton OR 97114 or via online form                                                     

If You Have Questions Contact: Melissa York, Planning Coordinator at

Name of Applicant:
Street Address:
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:
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Current Occupation:
Please provide a brief description of your education, work or volunteer experience, skills, or interests that you feel would be useful as a member of the Planning Commission?
Why do you want to serve as a member of the Commission?
What is your vision for the City of Dayton in 5 years?
What is your vision for the City of Dayton in 20 years?
What steps do you feel need to be taken by local leaders, city staff, and community members to achieve these visions?

Dayton Municipal Code
1.09.01 Planning Commission

(A) There is a City planning commission with five members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the Council. Not more than one member may reside outside of the City.
(B)  The commission will represent a range of professions, and contain no more than two members who are engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade or profession. At least one member, but no more than two, may be engaged principally in buying, selling, or developing real estate.

1.09.02 Term of Office
Each member of the commission serves a four-year term, unless removed by the Council.

1.09.03 Officers
Each January the commission will elect a chair and a vice-chair who will serve until successors are elected.

1.09.04 Duties

(A) The commission has the powers and duties assigned to it by this code, ordinances, resolutions, and state law. The commission conducts public hearings, advises Council on land use issues and priorities, and makes quasi-judicial land use decisions and legislative recommendations to the Council.
(B) The commission also performs the following functions:
     (1) Provides the budget committee and the Council with recommended policy directions regarding capital improvement programming and management strategies; provides the opportunity for citizen participation in the annual capital improvement planning process; develops a process and set of standards for capital improvement programming.
      (2) Recommends to the Council plans and policies for growth management and enhancement of the City including:
             (a) Proposed comprehensive plan amendments to implement functional plans, the Regional Framework Plan and various City-initiated land use related growth management proposals.
             (b) Matters related to the implementation and periodic update of the Dayton Community Development Plan, including findings, procedures, policies, and standards.
             (c) Proposals of citizen advisory committees and task forces related to land use issues, priorities, and decisions, and plan amendments and makes recommendations to the Council on these proposals.

1.09.05 Meetings
The commission holds meetings as necessary at the fire hall. A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum.

1.09.06 Staff Assistance
The manager assigns staff as necessary to assist City commissions and committees. 

By typing my name below, I certify that I am at least 18 years of age and have read the additional requirements to which my application may be subject as set forth in Section 1.09.01(B) of the Dayton Municipal Code.