Estes Park LogoThe Estes Valley  Planning Commission is a seven-member Town/County commission that reviews development proposals and subdivision proposals within the Estes Valley, both inside and outside the Town of Estes Park. This Commission meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park. The public is encouraged to participate. A study session, which is open to the public, is held at the Town Hall prior to each Planning Commission meeting. Public comment is not heard at study sessions. The starting time of the study session varies, depending on the length of the agenda.


Four members MUST LIVE OUTSIDE OF TOWN LIMITS OF ESTES PARK BUT WITHIN THE ESTES VALLEY DEVELOPMENT CODE AREA, while three members must reside within the Town limits. All must reside in their respective areas for the duration of their term. The County Commissioners and Town Board and each provide a Liaison to attend meetings and share pertinent information with their respective group. When vacancies occur, a notice is published in the local newspaper.

County appointments are made by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners.  Town appointments are made by the Estes Park Board of Trustees. Interested residents are encouraged to participate in the Town's Citizen Information Academy program. County applicants may apply online or contact the County Commissioner's office at 970-498-7010. Town applicants may apply to serve on the Estes Valley Planning Commission by contacting the Human Resources Department at 970-577-4775. 

Number of Members: 
7
Organization Type: 
Board
Term Length: 
4 Years
Time Commitment: 
12 Hours Per Month
Meets: 

Third Tuesday of every month, 1:30 p.m.
Board Room of the Town Hall, 170 MacGregor, Estes Park, CO
For the exact date/time and locations of meetings held this week, refer to the Commissioners' schedule.

Board Members

Name Email Term Start Term End
Bob Leavitt
County Appointed, Chair
Email Bob
07/01/2017
06/30/2021
Frank Theis
Email Frank
07/01/2018
06/30/2022
Nicholas Smith
County Appointed
Email Nicholas
09/18/2018
06/30/2019
Robert Foster
County Appointed
Email Robert
07/01/2017
06/30/2019
Russ Schneider
Email Russ
12/20/2014
12/31/2018
Sharry White
Email Sharry
01/10/2017
12/31/2020
Steve Murphree
Email Steve
01/10/2017
12/31/2020
Commissioner Liaison: 
Staff Liaison: 
Administrative Contact: