City of St. Helens


PO Box 278


St. Helens, OR 97051


Phone: 503-397-6272


Fax: 503-397-4016

Kathy Payne

Recorder/Human Resources

City of St. Helens


Fax: 503.397.4016

Press Release


City Accepting Applications for St. Helens Planning Commission


St. Helens, October 10, 2018, 10:00 A.M.: The City of St. Helens is currently taking applications from interested persons in the community who would like to volunteer to serve on the St. Helens Planning Commission; term expiring December 31, 2022.  There are currently two positions where the incumbent would like to be reappointed; however, Council policy requires that we advertise to solicit new applicants once an incumbent has completed at least two full terms. 

Generally, this Commission meets once per month on the second Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. but may meet more often depending on what projects they are working on and what land use applications are received.  The Commission was created and members appointed by the City Council.  All committees are advisory to the Council, however, the Planning Commission is quasi-judicial and has authority to make decisions on various land use matters.  This Planning Commission also acts as the Historic Landmarks Commission, so an interest in historic preservation is also required.


To learn more about the Planning Commission, please visit the City’s website at  If you click on Your Government and then select Municipal Code and go to Title 2, Chapter 8, you can view information on the Commission.  Additionally, if you click on Boards & Commissions, you will be taken to the webpage that lists the current membership information.  


If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve on the Planning Commission, please go to the City’s website and click on Forms & Applications and download a Boards and Commissions Application.  Print and complete the form and return it to City Hall, Attn: Kathy Payne, P.O. Box 278, 265 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR  97051.   If you have any questions or would like an application mailed/emailed to you, please contact Kathy Payne, City Recorder at or by calling 503-366-8217.


The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.