The City Council unanimously approved the appointment Ian Cotton to the Planning Commission during its March 25 business meeting.
Cotton will fill the vacant, unexpired term of Position 2, which was previously held by Van AuBuchon, but was vacated upon his appointment to the City Council. The term runs through Dec, 31, 2016.
The duties of the planning commission include comprehensive land use planning, preparation of new development regulations and other matters associated with land use.
Cotton is a licensed professional electrical engineer with the state. In his application, Cotton wrote that “I will work to ensure Lynnwood maintains the ‘small town’ feel it has kept while also working to develop plans to grow the community in well planned and deliberate zones.”