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Estes Valley Planning Commission

The Estes Valley  Planning Commission is a joint 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 Avenue, 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. The starting time of the study session varies, depending on the length of the agenda. Be sure to check the current agenda for the study session meeting time and location.

Please read the Public Guide to Estes Valley Planning Commission Meetings to help understand the process and how to provide effective public comment.


  • Link to Agendas.  For the most recent updates, please check the website two days prior to the meeting.          
  • Proposed Changes to the Estes Valley Development Code
  • Submittal Schedules






Betty Hull, Chair County Commission June 30, 2015
Kathy Bowers, Vice-Chair Town Board December 31, 2014
Steve Murphree Town Board December 31, 2016
Nancy Hills County Commission June 30, 2017
Doug Klink County Commission June 30, 2018
Wendye Sykes County Commission June 30, 2015
Charley Dickey Town Board December 31, 2016
John Phipps, Town Board Liaison N/A














The Planning Commission consists of seven members; three residents living within the Estes Park Town limits, and four residents living within the unincorporated portion of the Estes Valley planning area. Members must reside within their respective areas for the duration of their term. When vacancies occur, a notice is published in the local newspaper. Town appointments are made by the Estes Park Board of Trustees. County appointments are made by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners.  Interested residents are encouraged to participate in the Town's Citizen Information Academy program. Town applicants may apply to serve on the Estes Valley Planning Commission by contacting the Human Resources Department at 970-577-4775; County applicants should contact the County Commissioner's office at 970-498-7010.






Questions?  Contact us at 970-577-3721 or planning@estes.org