Planning Commission


The purpose of the Planning Commission is to preserve the quality of life and natural environment, enhance economic vitality and diversity, and promote the cost effective delivery of public services of the community. Members of the Planning Commission also serve as members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


11 (9 voting and 2 alternate members) 


Individuals with expertise in civil engineering, architecture, real estate, land development, public or private utilities, law, public education, government, community services, business, industry, environmental matters, family issues or any other specialty that will provide a broad, qualified and balanced representation of the community are encouraged to apply. Members of the Planning Commission shall be qualified by knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to the development and administration of a comprehensive plan of development for the City.


10 members must be residents of Rapid City, 1 member must reside within the three-mile jurisdictional area. It is an objective to have at least 1 member of the Planning Commission be a resident of each of the wards of the City.


The Rapid City Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Rapid City Common Council with regard to the establishment and implementation of land use planning policies within the Rapid City corporate limits and surrounding areas. Members also consider and advise the Common Council on all proposed changes to the zoning and subdivision ordinances and prepares comprehensive plans for the physical development of the City and its planning jurisdiction.  Members are appointed for 3 year terms, unless being appointed to fill an unexpired term.


Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers 11 days prior to the following City Council meeting.

Meeting Schedule


Haven Stuck, 3 Mile Radius - Term Expires - October 2025
Mike Golliher - Term Expires - October 2025
Mike Quasney - Term Expires - October 2025
Kelly Arguello - Term Expires - October 2025
Karen Bulman - Term Expires - October 2026
John Herr - Term Expires - October 2026
Eirik Heikes, Alternate #1 - Term Expires - October 2026
Vince Vidal - Term Expires - October 2026
Alicia Ginsberg, Alternate #2 - Term Expires - October 2024
Brook Kaufman - Term Expires - October 2024
Erik Braun(Chair) - Term Expires - October 2024 


Vicki Fisher, Director
Community Planning and Development  
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
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