Planning Commission

In order to limit transmission of COVID-19, the city is conducting Planning Commission meetings remotely through May. We anticipate returning to in-person meetings beginning with the June 21 Planning Commission meeting.

Remote Public Meeting Guidelines and Procedures

The City of Everett uses Microsoft TEAMS to conduct public meetings.  The public can access via phone, or online using the TEAMS App.  

Via Phone:

To listen to the public meeting, call the conference call line (425-616-3920 ) and enter the ID# (257 313 958#) of the meeting.  All external calls will be muted during the presentations. At the appropriate time, the Planning Commission Chair will open the meeting to public comments. Those wishing to speak may unmute their phones by entering *6 when their phone number is called.  Speakers will need to state their name and address as introduction.

Via computer/smartphone/tablet:

If you have a computer/smartphone/tablet and an Internet connection you can join via Microsoft Teams.  

Click here to join the meeting as early as 15 minutes before the meeting starts. It will open in a browser. You can choose to follow the instructions on that webpage to install the Teams app or join from the browser.  

Once you are in the meeting, please mute your microphone.  Please keep mic muted until the Planning Commission Chair opens the period for public comments.  If you do not have a headset with microphone, or are unsure if your computer has an integrated microphone, you may also call in using the conference call line and enter the ID# of the meeting.

Planning Commission meetings can also be viewed on Everett Channel, channel 21 on Comcast and channel 29 on Frontier or watched live online at:

Regular Meetings 

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The 3rd Tuesday of every month (1st Tuesday of every month is available for special meetings) 
  •  Remote meetings using MS Teams App

All meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on the Everett Channel. Planning Commission meetings are also rebroadcast for one week following the meeting on Wednesday at noon; Thursday at 10 a.m.; Friday at 2 p.m.; Saturday at noon; Sunday at noon; and, Monday at 6:30 p.m. You may also view Planning Commission meetings on the City’s YouTube Channel by searching under the Playlist.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Michael Finch, Chair
  • Christine Lavra, Vice Chair
  • Adam Yanasak, Commissioner
  • Michael Zelinski, Commissioner
  • Carly McGinn, Commissioner
  • Kevin Ballard, Commissioner
  • Demi Chatters, Commissioner
  • Charles Adkins, Alternate

The Planning Commission is made up of 7 Everett residents appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council. Additionally, citizens may be appointed by the mayor and approved by Council to serve as alternates.

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is an advisory commission that makes recommendations to City Council, the mayor and city departments on the city’s broad planning goals, policies and long-range plans, such as:

  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Design guidelines
  • Shoreline Master Program
  • Zoning code revisions