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Area of City Impact Representative

The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission has a vacancy for the Area of City Impact Representative. Only a resident of the Area of City Impact may be appointed to fill this position (MAP). The position is appointed by the Nez Perce County Board of Commissioners. Persons interested in filling this important position need not have planning and zoning experience; however applicants would be encouraged to attend a Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to see and understand what role the Commission plays and how they function, and/or contact Commission Chair Gerald Bateman at 208-791-8294 for more information. The Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at 215 D Street on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings generally last one to two hours. The application is available HERE).

The duties of the Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission are as follows:

  1. To conduct a comprehensive planning process to prepare comprehensive plan as required by Idaho Code, Sections 67-6508 through 67-6510; to recommend its adoption by the council; to prepare implementing measures; and to review and update the comprehensive plan as necessary.
  2. To hold public hearings on applications for variances, conditional use permits, changes of use of nonconforming uses, proposed zoning amendments and proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan.
  3. To submit to the council a report and recommendations on each zoning amendment and comprehensive plan amendment following public hearing and preliminary plats following review at a public meeting.
  4. To determine the classification of use not specifically mentioned in this chapter. Such determination shall be based upon a detailed description of the proposed use and such other information as may be required.
  5. To provide and maintain a continuing program of public information on planning and zoning matters, including reasons or grounds for actions taken.
  6. To hear appeals from rulings of the community development department.
  7. Review and comment as appropriate to the Nez Perce County planning and zoning commission and/or the Nez Perce County board of county commissioners on land use proposals within the area of city impact.


Planning and Zoning Commission

The Nez Perce County Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Brammer Building, 1225 Idaho Street in Lewiston at 6:00 PM.

Title 67, Chapter 65 of Idaho Code governs the creation, membership, and organization of the Planning and Zoning Commission ( P & Z). Members of the P & Z are appointed by the Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners. Members must have resided in the County for at least 2 years prior to an appointment and remain residents of the County during their time of service. The Nez Perce County P & Z has adopted by-laws that govern terms of office, election of officers, and more. A term of office is 5 years. If a member resigns before the end of his or her term, a new member may be appointed to serve the remainder of the term.

The P & Z holds public hearings as required by Idaho Code and County Ordinances for land use applications such as variances, conditional use permits (CUP’s), subdivision proposals and zone changes. The P & Z renders decisions on variance and CUP applications. They also make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on subdivision proposals and zone changes.

Commission Chairman

Frank Dillon

Vice Chairman

Terry Kristof

Kristin Gibson
Joe Greco
Mark Jennings
Jim O’Connell
Brian Steele


Planning & Building
Office Location
Brammer Building
1225 Idaho Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501



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