Canyon County is currently accepting applications to fill two seats on the Planning & Zoning Commission. Applications are available at the Development Services office or can be downloaded here.

The deadline to submit an application is  5 p.m. on April 14, 2023. Planning and Zoning Commissioners are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The term of the appointment will be for four years.

The requirements to apply include the following:

  • Must have resided in Canyon County for not less than two years prior to appointment and must remain a county resident during his/her service on the Commission.
  • Applicants for the open seats must reside outside incorporated city limits and outside any city area of impact. Residence in the southern or eastern regions of Canyon County is preferred.
  • Diversity in experience and perspectives are crucial to thorough deliberations. Candidate experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred; generational farming, real estate/development, financial services, business management, or being a homemaker.
  • Members of the Commission shall make every reasonable effort to attend all regularly scheduled, joint, and special meetings of the Commission – public hearings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noticed. Candidates must be willing to commit a reasonable amount of time preparing for public hearings on land use cases. This may include a review of staff reports prior to the hearing.
  • Planning and Zoning Commissioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Canyon County Board of Commissioners adopted core values of:
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  1. TRANSPARENCY is open governance and clear communication, embracing honesty, accountability, and integrity.
  2. RESPECT is recognition of each individual’s value, experiences, and opinion.
  3. UNIFY is a dynamic, dignified process of coming together that seeks best possible outcomes with gratitude for each contributor.
  4. SERVICE is excellence in government through service-oriented leadership that benefits the community.
  5. TEAMWORK is commitment to involve individuals or groups to achieve a shared goal and to cultivate positive experiences.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply by 5 p.m. on  April 14, 2023, by filling out the Planning & Zoning Commission application and submitting it to Development Services Director either by email to or by mailing or hand-delivering to 111 North 11th Avenue, Suite 310, Caldwell, ID  83605.