Planning Commission

It is the function and duty of the Planning Commission to review proposals regarding expansion, development, districting, and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding these proposals.

The Planning Commission is made up of the Mayor, five mayor-appointed volunteer members, and a Town Board Trustee. The Trustee who serves is appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms.

Planning Commission Members

Matthew Nyberg, Chairperson

Bryan Gadd, Vice Chairperson

Chris O'Shea Heydinger, Commissioner

Tish Nelson, Commissioner

Ashleigh Tarkington, Mayor



Planning Commission meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Board Room of Bayfield Town Hall located at 1199 Bayfield Parkway, unless otherwise posted. The public is welcome to attend meetings and address the Planning Commission during the public comment period.

Planning Commission is supported by Town Manager Katie Sickles, Deputy Town Clerk Rachel Davenport, and Community Development Director Nicol Killian.

Agendas are available the Friday before meetings and minutes are posted online after Commission approval at the next scheduled meeting.

By-Laws, Agendas, Minutes


Planning Commission By Laws

Planning Commission By Laws have been amended and recorded in Town of Bayfield Municipal Code as of March 16, 2021, in Ordinance 456.

Ordinance 456

An Ordinance Of The Town Of Bayfield Colorado, Revising Section 2-3 Of The Land Use Code Regarding Responsibilities Of The Planning Commission