PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

Contact Information


Location

Teton County Courthouse
150 Courthouse Drive
Driggs, ID   83422

Mailing
150 Courthouse Drive - Room 107
Driggs, ID   83422

Other
208-354-2593 (phone)
208-354-8410 (fax)
pz@co.teton.id.us

Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

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The Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meets at least 9 times per year, and currently it is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm in the first floor meeting room of the courthouse. Meetings are open to the public and are recorded. The PZC is regulated by Idaho Statute 67 Chapter 65. If you wish to be on a PZC agenda, contact the Planning Department at 1-208-354-2593 or email pz@co.teton.id.us.

Jack Haddox grew up in Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Range and Forest Management. After spending time in Nevada and western Idaho working for the Forest Service he transferred to the Teton Basin Ranger District in 1983. During his time with the Forest Service he worked in grazing, recreation, special uses, and lands. For 10 years he was on a regional land adjustment team working in southern Idaho and western Wyoming performing lands adjustments, Right of Way acquisitions, and conservation easement acquisitions. In his lands job he worked with several counties', comprehensive plans. He has had experience in land title, surveying, and appraisals. He served on the transportation subcommittee for the current comprehensive plan. Jack likes to camp, snowmobile, cross country ski, brew beer and mead (honey wine), and work around vintage cars.

Sarah Johnston (Vice Chairman) has been serving the community as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) since 2015.  Sarah has resided in Teton Valley full time since 2007 and has served the community in a variety of positions. Sarah was a member of the Teton County Development Impact Fee Advisory Committee from 2012 through 2019 and a member of the Teton County Road Committee in 2014.   Sarah is passionate about regional planning and works to plan for Teton County’s future intentionally and consciously. Sarah enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, skiing, and camping with her husband, Brady, and their son, Silas. Sarah is a licensed Civil Engineer and owns Arrowleaf Engineering, a local consulting firm providing site and infrastructure design services.  Her educational background in engineering gives her a foundation from which to approach planning and land use topics.   


Chris Larson (Chairman) is in his fifth year on the PZC. He brings 12 years of experience  as a citizen planner with Park City, 4 years on the Historic District Commission and  8 years as a Planning Commissioner (2 years as Chair). Both commissions were  decision-making bodies that dealt with many difficult problems due to growth and  changing socio-economic factors. During his tenure on the Park City Planning Commission, the city completely rewrote both the Comprehensive Master Plan and  the Land Management Code from the ground up. Chris started spending a considerable amount of time in Teton Valley in the mid-1990s, bought property and built a house. He and his wife Cathy moved here full time in 2005 and are actively involved in the community and in the daily activities of raising a young son. Chris earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and has a considerable amount of graduate level work under his belt. He owns a software development business that operates both locally and nationally. Chris has served on many boards over the past 25 years, including Teton Valley Hospital for 3+ years and Teton Valley Trails & Pathways for 6 years. He considers the current PZC as one of the best boards he has ever served on, from both a professional and policy perspective.

 

 

 
 

 


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