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The City of Washington, Indiana

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Plan Commission

Roles & Responsibilities 

1 member appointed by the City Council from its membership; 1 member appointed by the City Park Board from its membership; 1 member or designated representative appointed by the City Board of Works and Safety; the City Engineer; 5 additional citizen/members, no more than 3 of whom may be from the same political party, appointed by the Mayor of the City; 2 additional citizen/members, appointed by the County Commissioners who must reside outside of the City corporate limits, but within the 2 mile extraterritorial jurisdiction surrounding the City, and who must be of opposite political parties.

The Plan Commission hears rezoning cases, all cases involving improvements, waivers and conditional uses in the US HWY 50 Overlay Zone and the I-69 corridor overlay zone and the EZ Zoning district.  The Plan Commission also recommends ordinance additions and changes to the City Council pertaining to the City of Washington Master Plan.

The Building Commissioner and his staff process applications, prepares documents and sets meeting dates, advertises legal notices and advises the Plan Commission on all cases. The Building Commission Secretary also serves as the Plan Commission secretary.

Meeting Schedule 

The Plan Commission meets as needed every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 200 Harned Avenue.

Please call the Building Commissioner’s office at (812) 254-8208 to acquire application deadline dates.


  • Mark Arnold
  • Tom Ash
  • Nick Bunte
  • David Dahl - President
  • David Gray - Vice President
  • Tom Gress
  • Jon Pierce
  • Geoff Stoner
  • Doug Stradtner
  • Tim Dant – Attorney
  • Jonathan Casper – Building Commissioner
  • Felicia Farley - Secretary
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