Planning Commission


The Planning Commission performs all functions, powers, and duties as defined by the Routt County Zoning Resolution and Part 1, Article 28, Title 30 of the Colorado Revised Statues, as amended, including:
  • Review and approval of applications for Conditional Use Permits, site plans, and Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plans.
  • Review and make recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding applications for Special Use Permits, vacations of public rights-of-way and utility easements, Conceptual PUD Plans, Land Preservation Subdivisions, and Sketch and Preliminary Subdivisions.
  • Review and make recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners regarding proposed amendments to the Routt County Zoning Resolution and Zone District Map and the Routt County Subdivision Regulations.
  • Make and adopt the Routt County Master Plan for the physical development of the unincorporated territory within Routt County.


The Planning Commission meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 6:00 pm.  See the Pending Applications page for information on how to participate.

All programs, services and activities of Routt County are operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Routt County uses the Relay Colorado service. Dial 711 or TDD (970) 870-5444.

Additional Information


The Routt County Planning Commission consists of 9 regular members and 2 alternate members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The following is a list of the members, along with the district they represent and the date that their term expires:
  • Steve Warnke, Chairman, District 1, North Routt, March 31, 2024
  • James De Francia, District 2, Steamboat Springs Vicinity, March 31, 2024
  • Brian Kelly, District 3, West Routt, March 31, 2024
  • Paul Weese, Town of Hayden, March 31, 2024
  • Vacant, Town of Yampa, March 31, 2022
  • Bill Norris, District 4, South Routt, March 31, 2023
  • Linda Miller, At Large, March 31, 2023
  • Greg Jaeger, City of Steamboat Springs, March 31, 2023
  • Andrew Benjamin, Town of Oak Creek, March 31, 2023
  • Roberta Marshall, Alternate 1, March 31, 2023
  • Ren Martyn, Alternate 2, March 31, 2023
Interested in Serving your Community?
Serving on the Planning Commission is an excellent opportunity to positively impact Routt County.  If you would like to formally apply, please feel welcome to email the Planning Director, Kristy Winser, with the following documents:
Current Resume

Once received, the Planning Director will review the submitted information and work with you to better understand what board or position may be the best fit. We thank you for your interest and look forward to learning more about you!