Planning Commission


The Borough Planning Commission is authorized and directed to perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred upon said commission by the ordinances of the borough and the laws of the state. It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to prepare, from time to time, plans for the systematic development and betterment of the entire borough as a place of residence and for business.



The Planning Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month with the ability to meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month as needed. The filing deadline for a Planning Commission meeting is the Friday after the previous month's meeting.
Planning Commission Rules of Procedure 


Decisions of the Planning Commission/Platting Board may be appealed within 15 days of the date of decision. Conditional use permits and variances may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment (Borough Assembly). Subdivision approvals may be appealed to Superior Court. Specific questions on appeals may be directed to the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Notification List

Click on the link below to subscribe to the Planning Commission list service. This list service provides notifications of meetings, publishing of dockets and packets, and notifications of Assembly meetings regarding Planning Commission cases that require review of the Borough Assembly.

Planning Commission List Service

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Appointment Process

The members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Borough Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Assembly. The Planning Commission consists of 7 members: 4 who reside within the Ketchikan city limits, and 3 who reside in the Borough outside the Ketchikan City limits. Appointments to City seats on the commission are recommended by the Ketchikan City Council. Annual appointments are made the first Assembly meeting in March.


There are currently no vacancies on the Planning Commission.


Picture Member Position Term Ends
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Sharli Arntzen  Commission Chair
 Rural Seat
March 1, 2021
 Gregg Poppen
Gregg Poppen Vice Chair
Rural Seat
March 1, 2020
Joe Mainardi
Joseph Mainardii
Rural Seat March 1, 2021
Jacquie Meck
Jacquie Meck
City Seat March 1, 2021
Mike Medford
Michael Medford
City Seat March 1, 2020
 David Deal David Deal
City Seat
 March 1, 2019
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 Dragon London
City Seat
March 1, 2019

Commission Chair
Commission Chair