Planning Commission

The Yelm Planning Commission advises the City Council on all planning and development issues. Yelm is lucky to have citizens who are committed to the development of the City and the Planning Commission reflects the diversity and knowledge of the residents.

The Commission works with staff in the Planning & Building Division to keep the Comprehensive Plan and all the elements of the plan up to date and consistent with the Growth Management Act and also helps staff ensure that the City’s development regulations always reflect the policies of the plan.

Planning Commission meetings are held at 4 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at Yelm City Hall, 106 2nd St. SE. 

Current members of the Planning Commission are:

  • Richard Lomsdale (since 2022)
  • John Graver, Chair (since 2005)
  • Anne Wahrmund (since 2009)
  • Carlos Perez (since 2018)
  • Robert Howard (since 2018)
  • Austin Walker (since 2024)
  • David Johnstone (since 2024)
The seven members of the Commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to serve a four year term. 

Information about the commission can be found at Chapter 18.04 of the Yelm Municipal Code.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commission,  please fill out an application.  

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2024 Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes7 documents

  • July 15, 2024 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 07-11-2024
  • June 17, 2024 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 06-13-2024
  • May 20, 2024 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-16-2024
  • April 15, 2024 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 04-23-2024
  • March 18, 2024 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-14-2024
  • February 19, 2024 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 02-12-2024
  • January 15, 2024 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 01-04-2024

2023 Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes16 documents

  • December 18, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 12-19-2023
  • November 20, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 11-14-2023
  • October 16, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 10-05-2023
  • September 27, 2023 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 09-27-2023
  • September 27, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 09-21-2023
  • August 21, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 08-14-2023
  • July 10, 2023 Thurston County & Yelm Planning Commission Joint Meeting Agenda
    document date 07-10-2023
  • July 17, 2023 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 07-10-2023
  • June 20, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 06-12-2023
  • May 22, 2023 Thurston County & Yelm Planning Commissions Joint Meeting Agenda
    document date 05-15-2023
  • May 15, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-08-2023
  • April 17, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 04-11-2023
  • April 10, 2023 Work Session Meeting Notice
    document date 03-28-2023
  • March 20, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-14-2023
  • February 21, 2023 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 02-16-2023
  • Jan 17, 2023 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 01-11-2023

2022 Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes11 documents

  • December 19, 2022 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 11-23-2022
  • November 21, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 11-18-2022
  • October 17, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 10-13-2022
  • September 19, Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 09-15-2022
  • June 21, 2022 Planning Commission - Notice of Cancellation
    document date 08-22-2022
  • August 15, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 08-11-2022
  • July 18, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 07-14-2022
  • May 16, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-12-2022
  • April 18, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 04-15-2022
  • March 21, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-17-2022
  • February 23, 2022 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 02-23-2022

2021 Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes13 documents

  • December 20, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 12-08-2021
  • November 15, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
    document date 11-12-2021
  • October 18, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 10-12-2021
  • September 20, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 09-13-2021
  • August 16, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
    document date 08-10-2021
  • July 19, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 07-07-2021
  • June 21, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 06-17-2021
  • May 17, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-10-2021
  • April 19, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 04-16-2021
  • March 24, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-24-2021
  • March 22, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-15-2021
  • February 16, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 02-11-2021
  • January 19, 2021 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 01-13-2021

2020 Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes10 documents

  • December 21, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
    document date 12-15-2020
  • November 16, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
    document date 11-13-2020
  • October 19, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 10-14-2020
  • September 21, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 09-15-2020
  • August 17, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 08-05-2020
  • July 20, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 07-14-2020
  • March 16, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 03-11-2020
  • February 18, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda - CANCELLED
    document date 02-14-2020
  • January 21, 2020 Planning Commission Special Meeting
    document date 01-13-2020
  • January 21, 2020 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 01-13-2020

2019 Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes10 documents

  • December 16, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 12-11-2019
  • November 18, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 11-07-2019
  • October 21, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 10-16-2019
  • October 7, 2019 Planning Commission Special Meeting Notice
    document date 10-02-2019
  • September, 16 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 09-10-2019
  • August 19, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 08-19-2019
  • July 15, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 07-18-2019
  • June 17 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 06-17-2019
  • May 20, 2019  Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-13-2019
  • April 15, 2019 Planning Commission Agenda
    document date 05-02-2019