at a glance…

  • Background: The Ilwaco Planning Commission was first established as a citizen advisory board in 1969 (RCW 35.63 & IMC 15.06).

  • Meetings: 1st Tuesday
    of each month, 6:00 p.m., Ilwaco Community Building.

  • Purpose: Provide strategic, coordinated and objective guidance and oversight to the growth, planning and development activities within the City of Ilwaco.

  • Duties: Report and make recommendations to the City Council on all plats or plans of subdivision of land within the city or proposed additions, conditional uses, variances, and dedication and vacation of streets and alleys.

  • Membership: Five voting members are appointed by the mayor with confirmation of the City Council. Each member serves a six-year term and receives no compensation for services performed.



Planning Commission
  • Position 1: Beth Hash
    Term expires second Monday January 2020

  • Position 2: Jackie Sheldon
    Term expires second Monday January 2019

  • Position 3: Melissa Cutting
    Term expires second Monday January 2018

  • Position 4: Nancy McAllister
    Term expires second Monday January 2017

  • Position 5: K Harrison
    Term expires second Monday January 2021

  • Shoreline Program Update
  • The City of Ilwaco is updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) with project funding from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). SMPs must be updated in accordance with the state Shoreline Management Act (SMA) per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 90.58) and SMP Guidelines adopted in 2003 per the Washington Administrative Code (WAC 173-26). The City is required to complete its update by June 30, 2016, in accordance with the SMP Grant Agreement between the City and Ecology (G1400373).

    The City would appreciate receiving any comments you may have on the draft SMP by May 1, 2016.

    For additional information please click on the links below:

  • Draft Ilwaco SMP February 2016

  • Ecology’s Citizen Guide to SMP updates
  • Ecology’s SMP FAQ page


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