Greeley's Planning Commission
is a group of appointed officials who oversee and make recommendations on the city's planning and zoning
efforts. Projects such as local land use regulations, new annexations, changes in zoning, development proposals are the type of projects this commission tackles. This group influences shaping Greeley's future.
In 2021, the most significant project the Planning Commission is working on is the Development Code Update.
The commission works with city staff, a consulting team, an advisory committee and City Council on this massive project. The last major update to the Development Code was in 1998. A lot has changed over the previous 22 years, and the city is
working on updating the Development Code to meet the current and future needs of the citizens, businesses and visitors. Planning Commission member, Louisa Andersen, is excited about this effort, "the variety of issues that come before the commission
have informed our discussion about the new code, especially regarding affordable housing mixes and new types of zoning that imagine a walkable Greeley with a strong sense of place that ties future growth with historic Greeley."
Chelsie Romulo, a commission member, is proud of the group's efforts and commitment to the community. "The commission tries very hard to represent the people of Greeley and not just their own personal interests, and that is something that I really appreciate
about being on this board."
Joining a board like the Planning Commission is an excellent way to make positive change in the city. "I always tell people, especially when they have concerns, to get involved. Great cities start with great people, and Greeley truly has some great folks,"
said commission member Brian Franzen.
Apply online to be an active member of the Planning Commission or other boards and commissions. Greeley's Boards and Commissions program offers
23 different interest groups for residents to engage in and make recommendations for the city. Joining is a great way to influence public policy and programming decisions that can affect the entire city. Check the Boards and Commissions webpage often to see current vacancies, apply online, and view agendas for upcoming meetings.
Are you looking for more news and information from the City of Greeley? Subscribe to the City Scoop e-newsletter to get a monthly e-mail update on local happenings, city initiatives, special projects and more.