The Newport City Council is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the planning commission. The term expires on Dec. 31, 2023.

The planning commission is comprised of seven appointed volunteer members serving three-year terms. The commission makes decisions directly on various land use issues, as well as provides recommendations to the city council on land use matters.

The planning commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Volunteer applications are available on the city’s website at, under the “committees” link, or by calling Peggy Hawker, at 541-574-0613. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on May 20.

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