Planning Commission

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Tumwater Planning Commission

The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the Council on all land use, comprehensive planning issues, and any other interesting items which the Council feels may need Planning Commission review. The Commission is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The Commission was created in accordance with RCW Chapter 35.63 and Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 2.56.

Terms & Membership

The Planning Commission consists of nine members who serve four-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of the City Council. TMC 2.56 requires that members reside within the City limits, and one member may reside within the City limits or the Tumwater UGA. In accordance with State law, Planning Commissioners are unpaid volunteers.

 Commission Members    Term Expiration
1. Dennis Morr Jr. (Chair)
2. Jessica Hausman (Vice Chair)
3. Nancy Stevenson
4. Terry Kirkpatrick   11/1/2019
5. Nam Duc Nguyen
6. [Currently Vacant]*
7. Joel Hansen
8. Meghan Sullivan Goldenberger

9. Patrick Zitny


*To apply for a vacant position, visit Advisory Boards and download an application form.


For questions about the Planning Commission, contact the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or

Planning Commission Meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (map).

2018 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
03-13-2018  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
02-27-2018  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   
02-13-2018  Regular  Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)  Minutes 
01-23-2018  Regular   Agenda & Items (Staff Reports)   Minutes 
01-09-2018 Regular Agenda & Items (Staff Reports) Minutes 

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website. See 2017 Planning Commission Meetings for meeting materials from older meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations provided upon request, with reasonable, adequate notice. Contact the City Clerk at or call (360) 754-4130.