Commissions, Committees and Boards

  1. Code and Planning Committee
  2. Creek Street Historic Board


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 (PDF)


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.


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. Chapter 2.40 KGBC Planning Commission

Current Vacancies  

Applications for appointment are being accepted at the Office of the Borough Clerk to fill two Planning Commission positions for members residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan. The terms of office will begin March 2022 and end March 2025. Planning Commissioners are required to have resided within the Ketchikan Gateway Borough at least one year and to file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement within thirty (30) days after taking office in accordance with provisions of AS 39.50. 

Applications may be submitted to the Borough Clerk's Office and must include a declaration of candidacy, a personal resume, and a statement of qualifications and interest. Recommendations for appointment will be made by the Ketchikan City Council and appointments will be confirmed by the Borough Assembly. 

Application for City Seat on the Planning Commission 

Additional information and forms are available from the Office of the Borough Clerk: (907) 228-6605 


PictureMemberPositionTerm Ends
Sharli cropSharli ArntzenCommission Chair
Borough (Outside City) Seat
March 1, 2024

Jos GovaarsVice Chair
Borough (Outside City) Seat
March 1, 2023
Joe MainardiJoseph MainardiiBorough (Outside City) SeatMarch 1, 2024
Jacquie MeckJacquie MeckCity SeatMarch 1, 2024
Mike MedfordMichael MedfordCity SeatMarch 1, 2023

Michael MartinCity SeatMarch 1, 2025

VacantCity SeatMarch 1, 2025