City of FernleyPublic Notices

City of Fernley Planning Commission Alternate Vacancy

The City of Fernley is accepting letters of interest from citizens of Fernley wishing to serve on the City of Fernley Planning Commission as an alternate.

Purpose: The Planning Commission is a volunteer appointment and advises the City Council on the long term physical development of the City including such issues as natural resources, economics, housing, population, land use and zoning. The Planning Commission reviews all major development projects proposed within the City and also provides a forum for public comment on issues dealing with the development of our community.

Membership: The Planning Commission consists of seven members and one alternate.  The term of office for each member is four-year staggered terms. Members are residents of the City and registered voters at the time of their appointment and continuously through the term of office.

Typical Duties: Serve and advise the City Council on future physical planning and economic development of the City. Serve and advise the City Council on urban planning including policy development, community design, natural resource conservation and enhancement, economics, housing, land use, population, streets, zoning, subdivision regulation, transportation, the comprehensive plan, etc.

Time Commitment: The Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. (generally a two to four-hour hearing) and has approximately two special meetings a year.

Alternate: The alternate shall attend all meetings of the planning commission, but they do not participate in the discussion or decision of the application unless they are filling in for absent commissioner.

Interested persons should submit a letter stating their reasons for wanting to serve on the Planning Commission accompanied by a professional resume stating your qualifications, by email to The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. July 31, 2024.

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