Planning & Development Services

Planning Commission

NOTICE is hereby given that an Evidentiary Hearing regarding adoption of the County Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA). The will be held before the Harney County Planning Commission in the County Court Meeting Room at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon on Wednesday, July  21st, 2021 at the hour of 7:30pm. Please follow this link to view this full public notice.

ORS 215.020-.030 outlines the authority and various guidelines for a Planning Commission.  


Term Expires


Tony Sanchez 6-30-2019


Vern Brown 6-30-2020

Airport/Harney Valley

Barbara Arnold 6-30-2019


Rob Frank 6-30-2020


David Arntz-Chair 6-30-2017


Leon Nueschwander 6-30-2018


Wayne Evans 6-30-2018


The Planning Commission meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Planning Commission Agendas:

  • A public review hearing regarding the Harney County Workforce Housing Road Map 2019 will be held at the Harney County Courthouse at 7PM on September 18, 2019.

    • This review is for possible inclusion of this document (by reference) within the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Local File No. 19-16 McMurdy and Moon Non-Farm Dwelling has been withdrawn and will not be reviewed at the September 18, 2019, planning commission meeting.

The Oregon Revised Statutes that deal primarily with Planning Issues are ORS 92, 197, 215, etc.

The State-Wide Planning Goals are the driving force behind Oregon's Land Use Laws.

The Oregon Administrative Rules provides greater direction as the Oregon Revised Statues are taken and put into a more usable format.