Planning Commission

Upcoming Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission regular meeting on February 19, 2024 at 6:30 pm is CANCELLED due to Presidents Day holiday.  Regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings are conducted in person at Kennewick City Hall Council Chambers, and via a virtual meeting platform.

Register to Attend Meeting (allows registration for online viewing at the meeting)

Submitting Written Comments (Public comments are not taken during Workshop meetings)

  • If you'd like to comment regarding items not listed under Public Hearings please fill out an online form at no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024 to allow time to send to the Planning Commissioners.
  • Interested parties may also submit written comments to P.O. Box 6108, Kennewick, WA 99336; or e-mail

Agendas and Minutes

Agenda packets are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agenda Packet.
View Past Agenda Packets

  • Thomas Helgeson (term expires 2025)
  • Tina Gregory (term expires 2026)
  • Victor Morris (term expires 2025) - Chairman
  • Veronica Griffith (term expires 2025)
  • Ken Short (term expires 2025)
  • Lola Franklin (term expires 2024) 
  • James Hempstead (term expires 2027)


Planning Commission is a seven-member body appointed by City Council as advisors on matters relating to land use, economic development, infrastructure, and urban design.

The Commission has responsibility for reviewing and making recommendations to Council on proposed amendments to the City's comprehensive plan policies and land use plan map. The plan is reviewed annually and revised to provide for the City's continued growth in ways to create and preserve a more healthful, serviceable and attractive municipality and environment.

Additionally, the Commission makes recommendations to the Council on proposed changes to the zoning map and zoning code.