Building and Planning Advisory Council

Meetings are at 1:30 pm on the Third Thursday of every month in Conference Room B of the County Admin Building

 The Cowlitz County Building and Planning Advisory Council is responsible for review of the Department's work plan, stakeholder and customer input practices, service levels, process performance, implementation of new technology, and developing new regulatory guidelines and standards. The Council is made up of volunteer members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Planning Commission members represent a cross-section of technical expertise in the areas of Building and Planning.

Building and Planning Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 1:30 pm in Conference Room B of the County Administration Building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA. If Conference Room B is not available for please check in with the Building & Planning Permit Center for meeting information.

The Building and Planning Advisory Council operates according to adopted Resolution creating the Council.

Meeting Materials for Review - please click on  the date link


October 17, 2019

September 19, 2019



Building and Planning Advisory Council Members

Lower Columbia Contractors Association

Jeanette Scibelli, Executive Director (Term Expires July 31, 2021)

 Lower Columbia Association of Realtors

Steve Dahl (Term Expires July 31, 2020)

Economic Development Council Representative
Bianca Lemmons, Cowlitz Title (Term Expires July 31, 2020 ) 

Development Representative

Craig Chilton (Term Expires July 31, 2020 )

General Contractor
Matt Patterson (Term Expires July 31, 2020 )

Environmental Community Representative

Travis Buck, Advance Septic Consulting (Term Expires July 31, 2021)

Citizen at Large - Commissioners' District No. 1

Tim Wines, PLS Engineering (Term Expires July 31, 2021) 

Citizen at Large - Commissioners' District No. 2

Bill Josh (Term Expires July 31, 2021)

Citizen at Large - Commissioners' District No. 3

Jerry Cooper (Term Expires July 31, 2021)

Department of Building and Planning (non-voting member)Elaine Placido, Director or designee

Contact the Building and Planning Advisory Council
Building and Planning Advisory Council
c/o Cowlitz County Building and Planning
207 Fourth Avenue North
Kelso, WA 98626
or email Elaine Placido, Director, placidoe@co.cowlitz.wa.us