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As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Arvada has extended the closure of City facilities to the public. The extension provides additional time for the City team to evaluate facilities and services to help ensure that physical distancing and other safety measures are in place to serve residents in-person and support onsite members of the City team. For more information on the City's Recovery Plans, visit

In accordance with physical distancing guidelines, Arvada Planning Commission meetings will be held remotely using webinar technology. Members of the public are able to listen to the meeting. A phone number will be provided when you email All meetings will be recorded and posted within three business days.

About the Commission

The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council. The commission reviews annexations, rezonings, subdivisions, planned unit developments, and formulates a long-range comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission normally meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Public hearings are held at 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Appointees are paid $100.00 per meeting. Terms are for four years. You must be a resident of the City of Arvada to apply.

Current Members of the Planning Commission are:

  • T.O. Owens, Chairman
  • Michael P. Griffith, Vice Chairman
  • Patricia Connell, Secretary
  • Doug Magee 
  • Steve Hannan
  • Michael McCarron
  • Andrew Gay


There is currently 0 vacancy on the Planning Commission.

Public Comment

Members of the public are welcome to make public comment. However, public comment is only allowed during scheduled times on the agenda or during a public hearing. There are multiple ways to make comments on a specific public hearing or make a general comment to the Commission. Public comments can be emailed to, the email must include the meeting date and the item that you are making comments on. Comments can also be sent via mail to Planning Commission 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada CO 80001. Members that wish to speak during the meeting may do so during the regularly scheduled public comment. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Public Comment During COVID: If you wish to provide public comment during the live meeting, submit the public comment form below by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The person submitting the comments will be sent a link to the meeting.

Virtual Public Comment Form



Meeting Dates

Planning Commission meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:15 p.m. If the 1st of the month falls on a Tuesday than the Commission will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of that month. Please view the meeting calendar for update information.

 View Meeting Calendar 



For more information on the Planning Commission, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 720-898-7435.