The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking residents interested in serving on the Planning Commission to fill a mid-term vacancy expiring in 2026.
This will be an open selection process where new applicants, residents who applied for volunteer positions in this year’s appointment cycle, and current members of other boards and committees are encouraged to apply. Every applicant will be considered.
It is suggested that applicants review information about the Planning Commission and view meeting videos online at www.paradisevalleyaz.gov/Planning-Commission. This will provide insight into the duties of the Commission and types of cases it considers. In summary, the Planning Commission is a group of seven residents appointed by the Town Council. They provide recommendations on a wide array of land-use issues including subdivision plats, lot splits, zoning ordinance amendments, special use permits (SUPs), and general plan amendments. The Planning Commission is also the primary entity responsible for long-term, comprehensive planning and often acts as the advisory committee on long-term plans. Service on the Planning Commission requires a significant time commitment. In addition to two meetings a month lasting more than two hours each, it is often necessary for Commissioners to conduct site visits and invest time preparing for meetings. Commissioners also serve six-month rotating terms on the Hillside Building Committee (one 2-hour meeting per month).
To considered for appointment, please submit an application online by Monday, October 9, 2023. It is anticipated that the Town Council will meet with applicants and make an appointment decision in mid-October.
For more information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 480-348-3610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.