Washoe County is Seeking Applicants to Serve on the Washoe County Planning Commission
Vacancy is to Represent At-Large South of the Truckee River


The Washoe County Planning Commission hears and decides on applications for abandonments, certain special use permits, and tentative subdivisions; the Commission also makes recommendations concerning the County’s Master Plan, regulatory zone changes, and County’s land use regulations.  This appointment is to fill a full term in the unincorporated portion of Washoe County – At-Large South of the Truckee River, commencing on July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.  Unincorporated South of the Truckee River generally includes all areas of unincorporated Washoe County south of the Truckee River and includes Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

Membership Requirements

Applicants for the Planning Commission must be residents of unincorporated Washoe County and the area from which they are to be appointed (South of the Truckee River) as described above and per map link:  They must also be registered voters.  The voter registration requirement may be waived by the Washoe County Board of Commissioners.  The Planning Commission regularly meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Washoe County Commission Chambers.  Meetings average 2 to 3 hours in duration.  At times, special meetings of the Commission may be called by the Chair.  Each member of the Planning Commission is compensated $80 per meeting attended.

More information & To Apply

To apply online, please go to the “Board & Commissions Openings” page of the Washoe County website:  and click on the Planning Commission announcement.  You can also obtain an application from the Washoe County Community Services Department, Planning & Building Division, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512; 775-328-3600.  Please note that when you submit your application it becomes part of the public record and is available for public review (personal information will be redacted).

Staff Contact:  Kathy Emerson 775-328-3615,


Deadline to Apply:  Friday, April 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. 

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