Clatsop County

Clatsop County is accepting applications for representatives on the Southwest Coastal and Elsie-Jewell/Seaside Rural Planning Area Citizen Advisory Committees as part of a 33-month project to update the County’s six Community Plans and the Comprehensive Plan.

The county is looking for residents, property owners, business owners and/or employees from the Southwest Coastal and Elsie-Jewell or Seaside Rural areas of the county to join representatives from other county boards and commissions in recruiting stakeholder input, advising staff and providing recommendations regarding the update of Clatsop County’s guiding planning documents. The Southwest Coastal and Elsie-Jewell and Seaside Rural planning areas are shown on the attached map.

The Comprehensive Plan represents the long-term land use vision for the unincorporated areas of the county and sets planning policies that guide county actions regarding land use, recreational amenities, transportation networks, farm and forest lands, natural resources, housing and other aspects of the county’s work, with a goal of making Clatsop County a resilient and sustainable place. This project will be the first complete update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan since its original adoption in 1979.

The Southwest Coastal and Elsie-Jewell/Seaside Rural Citizen Advisory Committees are specific to the Comprehensive Plan Update and will meet monthly only until the goals and policies in the updated plan and the Southwest Coastal and Elsie-Jewell and Seaside Rural community plans are adopted by the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, anticipated in mid-2021.

The Citizen Committee Application form is available from the County Manager’s office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, Astoria, or at The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

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