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

Tish Nelson, Chairperson

Chris O'Shea Heydinger, Vice Chairperson

Brook Briel, Commissioner

Bryan Gadd, Commissioner

Matthew Nyberg, Commissioner

Kelly Polites, Town Board Trustee

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/Treasurer Rachel Davenport, and Town Planner Nancy Dosdall.

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


January 12, 2021

April 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

October 12, 2021

February 9, 2021

May 11, 2021

August 10, 2021

November 9, 2021

March 9, 2021-canceled

June 8, 2021

September 14, 2021

December 14, 2021


January 12, 2021 July 13, 2021
February 9, 2021 August 10, 2021
March Canceled September
April 13, 2021 October
May 11, 2021 November
June 8, 2021 December