Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council.  The Planning Commission conducts public hearings to receive public comments on development proposals, subdivisions, zoning ordinance amendments, variances, re-zonings, and conditional use permits. The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council based on information provided by staff, various agencies, and public input. 

In addition, the Planning Commission assists in preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, which contains the goals, policies, standards, and maps that guide the physical, social, and economic development of the community. The Planning Commission assists in establishing these goals and policies by studying background data, examining development problems and opportunities, and working to create a long-range vision of the community.

Planning Commission meetings are held regularly on the third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Orono City Hall.

The Planning Commission is a seven-member commission. Officers of the commission shall consist of a chair and vice-chair, as elected by the commission. Planning commissioners serve three year terms.

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of each month
  • Orono Council Chambers
    2780 Kelley Parkway
    Orono, MN 55356

Work Sessions

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of each month (when necessary)
  • Orono Council Chambers
    2780 Kelley Parkway
    Orono, MN 55356

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available the Friday prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Jon Ressler, Chair
Term expires: March 31, 2021
Phone: 612-440-3941
Email Jon Ressler

Bob Erickson, Vice-Chair
Term expires: March 31, 2021
Phone: 952-475-3302
Email Bob Erickson

Chris Bollis, Member
Term expires: March 31, 2022
Phone: 612-296-4011
Email Chris Bollis

Matt Gettman, Member
Term expires: March 31, 2022
Phone:  913-777-6558
Email Matt Gettman


Scott Kirchner, Member
Term expires: March 31, 2023
Phone: 952-237-4965
Email Scott Kirchner

Dennis Libby, Member
Term expires: March 31, 2021
Phone: 952-239-5464
Email Dennis Libby

Mark McCutcheon, Member
Term expires: March 31, 2022
Phone: 952-283-1149
Email Mark McCutcheon

Alternate Members