Commissions Committees and Boards

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

Responsibility

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.

Meetings

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)

Appeals

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. Chapter 2.40 KGBC Planning Commission

Vacancies

Applications for appointment are being accepted at the Office of the Borough Clerk to fill two Planning Commission positions for  members who resides within the Borough, but outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan; and two Planning Commission positions for members who reside within the Borough, and inside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan.

The terms of office for the members residing outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2024. The terms of office one member residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2022. The terms of office for the second member residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2024.

The Borough Clerk is accepting applications for the two members residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 08, 2021.  Applications for the two members residing outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will be accepted through January 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must include a declaration of candidacy on a form provided by the Borough Clerk; a personal resume; and a statement of qualification and interest.

AS 39.50 requires Commissioners to file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement within thirty (30) days after taking office.

Declaration of Candidacy-Residing Inside City Limits - 1 Year Term (PDF)

Declaration of Candidacy - Residing Inside City Limits - 3 Year Term (PDF)

Declaration of Candidacy-Residing Outside City Limits - 3 Year Term (PDF)

Additional Information and forms are available from the Office of the Borough Clerk:
1900 First Avenue Ste 115, Ketchikan, Alaska

Phone: 907.228.6605

Members

PictureMemberPositionTerm Ends
Sharli cropSharli ArntzenCommission Chair
Rural Seat
March 1, 2021

Jos GovaarsVice Chair
Rural Seat
March 1, 2022
Joe MainardiJoseph MainardiiRural SeatMarch 1, 2021
Jacquie MeckJacquie MeckCity SeatMarch 1, 2021
Mike MedfordMichael MedfordCity SeatMarch 1, 2022


Vacant City  Seat
City SeatMarch 1, 2022

Licha Kelley-KingCity SeatMarch 1, 2022