City Planning Commission

Department in Charge of Board:

Planning Department

About the Board

Here's a quick look at the Planning Commission:

  • Guides public and private development efforts
  • Works alongside the City Commission and appointed boards to carry out the City's Master Plan
  • Members seek to administer the Zoning Ordinance fairly and equitably
  • Members aim to understand citizens' interests and concerns with the development of the city

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Meeting Schedule

We meet the second (and fourth, as necessary) Thursday of each month, with public hearings beginning at 1:00 PM. 

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Meeting Agendas

Space on Planning Commission agendas is on a first-come, first-served basis. Agendas often fill before the posted deadline.

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Schedule and Agendas

You'll see a quick description of the commission and a list of its members at the top of the page. You can also find meeting minutes, agendas, and other important documents on this page.

Note: scroll near the bottom of the page. The meeting schedule, minutes, and agendas are below the listing of board members.


Location

Development Center
1120 Monroe Ave. NW
Meeting Room 201

Board Member Composition

  • 9 members, with a makeup representative of the community
  • Members may hold no other municipal office except that one member may also serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals

Stacie Behler

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/3/2022


Walter Brame

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2021


Paula Collier

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020


James Davis

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020


Paul Greenwald

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Terms Ends: 1/3/2022


Laurel Joseph

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020


Paul Rozeboom

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/3/2022


Eric Treur

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2021


Kyle Van Strien, Commission Chairperson

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2021

Residency Requirement

Most members on this board must live within in Grand Rapids city limits. However, the Mayor may appoint one non-resident to the Commission.


Term Limits

Each member's term is for 3 years. A member may serve a maximum 9 years or three 3 consecutive terms.


Compensation

There is no compensation for members of this board.