Department Information

The Planning & Community Development Department includes four divisions:

Permit Center

The Permit Center division is typically your first point of contact when visiting City Hall. They serve as the reception area for all visitors, are a great resource for questions about city services, will issue you a parking pass, and help you submit permit applications. They are also busy providing administrative support for several city commissions.

Email the permit center at


The Planning division handles a mix of current and long-range planning efforts – from permit review and code compliance to Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code updates. These are the project managers for your applications, the recipients of your public comments, and the faces you see presenting about land use issues at public meetings.

Email the planning division at


The Building division reviews building permits and inspects new construction to ensure it is safe and complies with the relevant codes and approved plans. This division takes the lead on compliance cases related to illegal or unsafe structures.

Email the building division at

Geographic Information System (GIS)

The GIS division maintains geographic information for the City, creates maps, and analyzes data for internal users and the public. The GIS division helps us understand our city better, manage our assets, study our infrastructure needs, and plan for a better future.

Explore GIS maps available to the public here.


Planning & Community Development Staff

Blankenship, RebeccaPermit Services Assistant425.263.8041email
Cerise, KristinaPlanning Manager425.263.8045email
Edghill, ShawnAssociate Planner425.263.8078email
Fogle, KCBuilding Official425.263.8076email
Galuska, AndrewCommunity Development Director425.263.8084email
Hamblet, Nick Permit Services Assistant425.263.8061email
Kress, Sarah (CPT)Associate Planner425.263.8044email
Mende, DougGIS Lead425-263-8049email
Reyes, Joseph Permit Services Lead425.263.8068 email
VanDyke, KoryGIS Technician425.263.8048email
Walter, DevynAssistant Planner425.263.8067email

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