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Membership.  In accordance with City Code 2.65.020 the Topeka Planning Commission shall consist of nine (9) members who shall be appointed as follows:

            The Mayor with the consent of the City Council shall appoint a total of 9 members: seven (7) persons from within the corporate boundaries of the City, and two (2) persons who reside outside of the corporate limits but within the extra territorial area.    Members shall not serve beyond their appointed terms.   

At least six (6) members of the planning commission shall be appointed from the private sector.  At least three (3) of the six (6) members appointed from the private sector shall be currently licensed, or engaged in, or have substantial past experience in the following fields or professions: licensed professional engineer; licensed landscape architect; licensed architect; certified planner; registered land surveyor; licensed contractor; developer or other experienced professional working in a field related to planning or land development.

Members appointed to the Topeka Planning Commission shall serve without compensation.   Members may be removed for cause by the Mayor and City Council.   Removal for cause shall include, but not be limited to the following reasons: failure to attend four (4) planning commission meetings in one (1) calendar year, or failure to attend three (3) consecutive commission meetings in one (1) calendar year.  In case of death, incapacity, resignation or disqualification of any member of the Topeka Planning Commission, the Mayor with consent of the City Council shall appoint another member for the unexpired term of the deceased, incapacitated, resigned or disqualified member.

Authority:  Ordinance 18442
Terms: Three years
Term limits:  Two consecutive terms 
Meets: Monthly; time varies

Board members and term end dates:
Chair – Kevin Beck, 9/30/16;
Patrick Woods, 8/31/17;
Scott Gales, 8/31/17;
Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield, 12/31/14;
Mike Lackey, 9/30/15;
Dustin Crook, 9/30/15;
Dennis Haugh, 11/30/15;
Nicholas Jefferson, 6/30/16
Carole Jordan, 09/30/16

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