Spokane Valley City Council members last week confirmed Mayor Rod Higgins' appointments of Danielle Kaschmitter and Michael C. Phillips to the Planning Commission.
Each will serve a three-year term from January 2018 through December 2020.
Kaschmitter, a 21-year resident of Spokane Valley, is a proposal specialist with a local engineering firm. She holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in program management from Whitworth University, in addition to an associate degree in marketing from Spokane Community College.
Phillips has served on the Planning Commission since 2013 when he was appointed to fill a midterm vacancy. A land surveyor who has lived in Spokane Valley for 40 years, he graduated from Central Valley High School and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Washington University.
Planning commissioners are responsible for reviewing and making recommendations pertaining to long- and short-range plans for future development, the Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, development regulations, environmental protection, and a variety of other development-related topics.
Commissioners are volunteers who are selected without regard to political affiliation and serve without compensation.
The Planning Commission generally meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague Ave.
Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.