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What’s Inside…

How To Contact Us:

Brandon McMullen, Planning Director
360 N. Alvord
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6655
FAX: 541-573-2762
Email: brandon.mcmullen@harneycountyor.gov

Howard Palmer, Residential Building Inspector/County Road Historian
Phone: 541-573-8174
Email: howard.palmer@harneycountyor.gov

Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Program Tech/Residential Building Inspector
Phone:  541-573-8195
Email: brett.thomas@harneycountyor.gov

Jesse Barnes, County Onsite Specialist
Phone: 541-573-2761
Email: jesse@harneycountyor.gov

Hannah Strain, Permit Tech
Phone: 541-573-8195
Email: hannah.strain@harneycountyor.gov

Planning Commission

Planning Commission


ORS 215.020-.030 outlines the authority and various guidelines for a Planning Commission. 


Term Expires


Tony Sanchez 6-30-2019


Vern Brown 6-30-2020

Airport/Harney Valley

Barbara Arnold 6-30-2019


Rob Frank 6-30-2020


David Arntz-Chair 6-30-2017


Leon Nueschwander 6-30-2018


Wayne Evans 6-30-2018


The Planning Commission meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The Oregon Revised Statutes that deal primarily with Planning Issues are ORS 92, 197, 215, etc.

The State-Wide Planning Goals are the driving force behind Oregon’s Land Use Laws.

The Oregon Administrative Rules provides greater direction as the Oregon Revised Statues are taken and put into a more usable format.


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