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***Please Note***
The City Administrator suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings beginning March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. 
Planning Commission meetings are being held electronically until further notice.


General Information

The Ashland Planning Commission is composed of seven citizens under the authority of Ashland Municipal Code, Chapter 2.12 and Chapter 2.14 (Hearings Board). Generally, the Planning Commission is responsible for the city's comprehensive plan and development standards that implement that plan. 

Regular Planning Commission Meetings

Regular Planning Commission Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street and are open to the public. The meetings are usually broadcast live on RVTV, Channel 9 (Ashland Fiber Network) and Channel 180 (Charter Communications).

Study Sessions

Planning Commission Study Sessions are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street and are open to the public.

 Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Planning Commission

To fill out an application click here

Agendas And Minutes

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Established Meetings Length of Term
1934, Ordinance #927 Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Study Sessions meet 4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Council Chambers Members (4 year terms expiring April 30)


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Vacancy 1 Commission - Position 5 4/30/2025
Michael Dawkins Commissioner - Position 6 - Vice Chair 5/18/2004 4/30/2025
Paula Hyatt Council Liaison
Kerry KenCairn Commissioner - Position 3 2/5/2020 4/30/2024
Doug Knauer Commissioner - Position 7 2/15/2022 4/30/2026
Bill Molnar Staff Liaison
Haywood Norton Commissioner - Position 1 - Chair 5/5/2015 4/30/2023
Lynn Thompson Commissioner - Position 2 2/4/2014 4/30/2023
Lisa Verner Commissioner - Position 4 12/15/2020 4/30/2024

Upcoming Calendar Events

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9:30:00 PM
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Date Start End Event Description Location
5/24/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Electronic Planning Commission Study Session - Canceled
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6/14/2022 7:00 PM 9:30 PM Electronic Planning Commission Regular Meeting
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6/28/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Electronic Planning Commission Study Session
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Agendas & Minutes

May 24

Electronic Planning Commission Study Session - Canceled

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