Planning Commission

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The City of Horace is accepting applications to become a Planning and Zoning Commissioner!

The City is seeking applicants to fill two seats on the Planning and Zoning Commission. The first seat has two years remaining in a five-year term. The second seat is currently vacant and is a full five-year term. Both seats are renewable following completion of the term.

The Planning and Zoning Commission serves in an advisory capacity. They meet bi-monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month as necessary to hear and provide recommendations to the City Council on applications detailed in the City’s Land Use Ordinance including, but not limited to, Subdivision Plats, Zoning District Amendments, Conditional Use Permits, and Variances.

If you are a resident of Horace and are interested in getting more involved, please click here to apply!

For more information, contact Jace Hellman, Community Development Director, at (701) 492-2972 or at

The Planning Commission provides development application recommendations to the City Council and evaluates all building permit applications for properties located in commercial and industrial zoning districts. Recommendations are based on Horace's zoning ordinances and the 2045 City of Horace Comprehensive Plan. 

The Planning Commission is composed of the following Commissioners:
Name Role  
Russel Sahr Chairman  
Amy Beaton Commissioner  
Doug Wendel Commissioner  
Julie Hochhalter Commissioner  

Planning Commission Meetings

The City of Horace Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the City Hall located at 215 Park Drive East, Horace, ND.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Videos

Read the current and past Horace Planning Commission meeting agenda & minutes on this site by clicking the link.  

To watch past Horace Planning Commission meeting videos, visit the City's YouTube Channel