Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a seven member citizen advisory board that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.  The members are volunteer county citizens appointed to four-year terms by the Board of County Commissioners. 

The Planning Commission conducts open record (public) hearings on the following types of project permit applications such as but not limited to:
  • Preliminary Plats
  • Planned Developments
  • Zone Changes
  • Comprehensive Plan amendments
  • Ordinance amendments
  • Ordinances
  • Planning Determinations
The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Planning Annex Hearing Room, 1002 Dudley Avenue, Prosser. It is Benton County’s policy that no qualified individual with a disability shall by reason of such disability be excluded from participation in public meetings.  If you wish to use auxiliary aids or require assistance to comment at this public meeting, please contact the ADA Coordinator or the Benton County Planning Department at the above stated phone numbers and/or address no later than 48 hours prior to the date of the meeting.  The Request for Reasonable Accommodation form is available online.




Marjorie Kaspar
Term Expires July 1, 2020

R. Dean Burows
Term Expires July 1, 2018

Term Expires July 1, 2019


Leo A. Perales
Term Expires July 1, 2019


Martin Sheeran, Chairman
Term Expires July 1, 2018

Aimee Bergeson
Term Expires July 1, 2018

VACANT- Any District
Term Expires July 1, 2020


SECRETARY: Jerrod MacPherson, Planning Manager

Vacancy Notice

There are currently two vacancies on the Benton County Planning Commission.  The one vacancy is a “floating” vacancy in that it can be filled from any Commissioner District.  The second vacancy is from Commissioner District #2. 

The primary responsibilities of the Benton County Planning Commission is to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on proposed subdivisions, zone changes, ordinance amendments, zoning ordinance amendments, Comprehensive Plan amendments and to work on updates to the various zoning ordinances.


If you are interested in volunteering on the Planning Commission, please go to the online application or call our office for an application. 

7:00 PM 1/09/2018
7:00 PM 2/13/2018
7:00 PM 3/13/2018

Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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