Planning and Zoning Commission

Contact Information

Walsenburg Planning and Zoning Commission
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089


The Planning and Zoning Commission is an organization established to assist residents to comply with ordinances associated with the development process in Walsenburg, CO.

Mission Statement

The overall mission of the Planning & Zoning Commission is to improve the safety, quality of life, and environment for the present and future generations. We will accomplish this mission by ethically and without prejudice, assisting our residents in understanding and complying with the ordinances and dealing with the environmental and development process in Walsenburg.

Commission Meetings

The Walsenburg Planning & Zoning Commission meets in Regular Session on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00pm. They may meet in Special Session at other times throughout the year and generally holds a second meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm.

Current Board Members

Walsenburg Planning and Zoning Commission
Chairman David Roesch 2013-2022
Co-Chair Ron Eccher ????-2020
Ex-Officio Mayor Dennis Hoyt 2019
Ex-Officio Greg Daniels 2018-2019
Secretary Michele Martin 2019-2022
At Large Vicki Koepsel 2018-2021
At Large Frank Kirkpatrick 2019-2022


Membership and Terms of Office

The Walsenburg Planning and Zoning Commission is governed by Ordinance No. 1119 with the membership and terms of office defined as follows.

  • The Planning Commission consists of the Mayor, a member of City Council and 5 members who shall be bona fide residents of the City of Walsenburg. The Commission nominates members and City Council makes the appointments.
  • Resident members serve 3 year terms commencing on July 1st and ending on June 30th. Terms are staggered so the term of no more than two members expire each year.
  • Resident members may not hold any other elected or appointed position in the City of Walsenburg.
  • The City Administrator is required to attend meeting and act in an advisory role but has no vote.


The principle duty of the Planning Commission is the creation and maintenance of the municipal master plan. see CRS 31-23-206

In Walsenburg the Planning Commission also acts as the Zoning Board of Adjustment. see CRS 31-23-307


Municipal Documents