The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) shall appoint a Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is established by resolution of the BoCC pursuant to C.R.S. §30-28-103 and C.R.S. §30-28-104. The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to the BoCC on land-use requests and prepares a master plan for unincorporated areas of the County.

For more information, please see the Planning Commission Bylaws.


Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 9:00 A.M. in the second floor hearing room of the Regional Development Center located at 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. The meetings shall be noticed and open to the public.

For more information, please view the hearing calendar and watch live meetings.

Members and Length of Terms

The Planning Commission shall consist of no less than three (3) and no more than nine (9) regular members and up to five (5) associate members. Regular members are appointed for three (3) years and may serve two (2) consecutive terms. Associate members are appointed for a one (1) year term and may serve two (2) consecutive terms. Members wishing to serve more than two (2) terms may apply to serve additional terms in accordance with BoCC rules and procedures.

For current volunteer openings or for further information, please contact the Boards and Commissions Administrator at 719-520-6555.

Regular Members

Thomas Bailey CHAIR – Second term expires April 19, 2025

Sara Brittain Jack – Second term expires May 1, 2025

Jim Byers – First term expires August 29, 2026

Jay Carlson – VICE-CHAIR – Second term expires June 1, 2026

Becky Fuller – Second term expires April 19, 2025

Eric Moraes – First term expires July 15, 2024

Kara Offner – First term expires May 1, 2024

Tim Trowbridge – Second term expires August 1, 2025

Christopher Whitney – First term expires June 6, 2026

Associate Members

Jeffrey Markewich – First term expires June 6, 2024

Brandy Merriam – Third term expires August 15, 2024

Bryce Schuettpelz – Third term expires August 15, 2024

Wayne Smith – First term expires June 6, 2024

To view documents from past Planning Commission meetings, please visit EDARP or email your request to plnweb@elpasoco.com.