Planning Commission


Updated March 2019
Term is for 3 years, except Councilperson and Mayor, who have elected terms.

Jill Holland



Brian Winston - Chair


Neal Haywood


Peggy Kee

Vice Chair


Jason Martin

City Council Liaison

Monica Heath



Ex-officio members:

Ricky Watkins

Building Inspector

Shelton Merrell

City Planner

Planning Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3:00 p.m.

The important duties of the McKenzie Municipal-Regional Planning Commission are set out in brief summary below:

  1. Prepare and adopt an official General Plan.
    • Land use – An investigation of existing land utilization within the city that analyzes and depicts the current situation.
    • Physical Characteristics – An analysis of all natural and physical characteristics that may affect the development of the area, including such factors as soils, topography, bedrock, geology, and surface drainage.
    • Economy – An investigation of employment and economic foundations and trends in the community.
    • Population – An analysis of population trends, distribution, and characteristics, including projections of future growth.
    • Transportation – An analysis of the existing systems for the movement of people and goods.
    • Community Facilities – A survey of existing public facilities such as schools, parks, sewers, water, libraries, and fire and police protection, and an analysis of their adequacy for the present and future.
    • The Long Range Plan – A plan, including maps and text, for future land use, streets, and public facilities.
    • Capital Improvements Program and Budget – A prioritized program of projected public facilities along with a budget for the financing thereof.
    • Land Use Controls – Legal tools for the enforcement of certain standards of development including a zoning ordinance and subdivision regulation.
  2. Make advisory reports and recommendations to all public officials and agencies regarding the plan and development of the area.
  3. Have advance notification of the location and extent of the construction or authorization of any public street, building, park, open space, or utility, whether publicly or privately owned, for the purpose of commission review and approval.
  4. Regulate the development of land through subdivision regulations and site plan review.
  5. Prepare and recommend to the chief legislative body a zoning ordinance and map.
  6. Review and make recommendations for any amendment to the zoning ordinance or map.