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Island County > Planning > Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning

A division of the Island County Planning & Community Development Department. Long-Range Planners are responsible for:

  • Annual Review Docket - Comprehensive plan amendments
  • Maintaining and updating the County's Comprehensive Plan
  • Developing subarea plans through active community engagement
  • Informing stakeholders and encouraging participation in the planning process
  • Working with staff to identify issues relating to Island County Code and permit processing.  Proposing and processing amendments to the Island County Code
  • Implementing and updating the County-Wide Planning Policies
  • Coordinating land-use planning efforts between local jurisdictions, Naval Base Whidbey Island, and the County
  • Planning for projected population growth and allocation by jurisdiction
  • Making recommendations regarding the adjustment of Urban Growth Boundaries
  • Creating County maps through use of GIS software
  • Administrating the County's Public Benefit Rating System (PBRS) and Rural Stewardship Programs
  • Processing Water System Review applications and working with Public Health and Public Works on CWSP updates
  • Promoting regional partnerships on land use and transportation issues
  • Coordinating with other departments on regional planning efforts
  • Updating the Planning Department website
  • Answering inquiries from the public
  • Managing the Department's Email Subscriptions (lists available: Comprehensive Plan, Freeland Subarea Plan, Critical Areas, Development Regulation Updates, Shorelines)


Long Range Planning Staff

Jonathan Lange
Senior Planner
(360) 678-7821