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The Planning Commission oversees implementation of the City's Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission reviews and approves or denies applications for various types of land uses. In addition, the Planning Commission is currently overseeing the update of the City's Comprehensive Plan as part of the state-mandated Periodic Review process.

Each Councilor has one counterpart and must make nomination from their own ward.  The Mayor has three nominations who are at large.  Members must live within the Albany city limits; no more than four members shall be from any single city ward. There are limits on the number of members engaged in the same form of employment.

Required by ORS 227.020 and duties described by AMC 2.16


Term of office: 4 years

Theodore Bunch, Jr.  1/27/2021Mayor12/31/2023
Stacey Bartholomew  1/11/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2023
Diane Hunsaker   VC8/23/2017Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Bill Ryals  
1/13/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Circe Verba  1/30/2023Ward 2-b12/31/2024
Sonja Neperud  
real estate broker
1/27/2021Mayor12/31/2025 1st
Karen Cardosa  9/28/2022Ward 3-b12/31/2025
JoAnn Miller   C8/24/2016Ward 3-a12/31/2026 2nd
Ron Green  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2026 1st

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

Staff Liaison

David Martineau
Planning Supervisor

Upcoming Meetings

February 13, 2023, 5:15pm
Planning Commission and City Council Joint Meeting
Council Chambers, City Hall

February 27, 2023, 5:15pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Meeting Materials

February 13, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
January 30, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
January 23, 2023   
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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