Boards & Commissions

Boards and Commissions for the Planning Department

There are many opportunities to take an active role in your local government. The City of Gig Harbor has seven citizen boards and commissions on which residents’ help shape the future of our community by serving, in an advisory capacity, to the Gig Harbor City Council.

Planning Commission

The primary charge of the Planning Commission is to make legislative recommendations to the City Council on matters related to long-range land use planning including the comprehensive plan amendments, zoning text amendments, and area-wide rezones.

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board (DRB) is charged with the interpretation, review and implementation of the City's Design Manual. The DRB also acts on behalf of the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) to review properties that apply for listing on the City's Register of Historic Places.