Pueblo County Planning Commission

The Pueblo County Planning Commission (PCPC) is pleased to welcome you to their webpage.  By having all of the information and tools used by the PCPC in one place, it is easier for the community to learn about land use matters in Pueblo County.  We welcome your feedback on this webpage, so if there is any additional information you think would be helpful, please send us an e-mail and let us know what you’re looking for.

WHO:  The PCPC is made up of residents within Pueblo County who are knowledgeable about the County or have expertise in land use and development.  Generally, the PCPC members reside throughout the County, but do not represent specific geographic areas of the County.  To see a list of PCPC members and their terms of office, click on the Commission Members tab to the left.

If you are interested in applying to serve on the Planning Commission, please call or visit the Department of Planning and Development at 583-6100, 229 West 12th Street, or access the application below.  Vacancies, with a call for applications, usually are advertised in late fall of each year.

WHAT:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission is responsible for advising the Board of Commissioners on land use related matters.  On some cases, the PCPC will be the final authority, while in other cases the Board of Commissioners will make the final land use determination, taking into consideration a recommendation of the PCPC and staff. 

The PCPC operates under a set of by-laws or procedures to ensure that public meetings are fair for all concerned.  The by-laws provide information on what the public can expect to have happen at a public hearing, including when they will have an opportunity to be heard.

The meeting agendas for the PCPC meetings are posted every month, the Friday prior to the meeting.  The agendas include a case number that is assigned to each case, which provides an active link to all on-line documents pertinent to the subject property.  If you need any additional information about an agenda item, please call the Department of Planning and Development at 719-583-6100.  Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

WHEN:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission meets once a month, generally the third Wednesday of each month.  The established meeting schedule for both the Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners is available on-line.  Meeting dates can change based on holidays.

WHERE:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission holds its meetings at the Pueblo County Courthouse, Commissioners' Chambers, located at 215 W. 10th St.  Enter at the north door (11th St.) and take the elevator or stairs to the first floor.  The Commissioners' Chambers are located at the center of the building.
The location of the PCPC public hearings and/or meetings is accessible to the disabled.  Accommodations will be made at such hearings and/or meetings for individuals with sight or hearing impairments, if such accommodations are requested at least two (2) working days in advance by contacting the Department of Planning and Development, at 719-583-6100.

HOW:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission has various tools that it uses to evaluate proposed map amendments (re-zonings), special use permits, 1041 permits, etc.  Below are the key tools the PCPC will use to guide its decisions and recommendations:

WHY:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission is on the forefront of some of the major ongoing issues in Pueblo County.  The Planning Commission’s roles are to plan and to help regulate land use to ensure orderly development and care for the environment consistent with protection of constitutional rights.  It is guided in those roles by federal and State laws and standards adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in the Pueblo County Land Use Regulations (LUR) and other County regulations.

The general public, permit applicants, State and federal agencies, other County departments and the Pueblo County Board of Commissioners are all customers of the Department of Planning and Development and the Planning Commission; all need to be heard fairly and addressed respectfully.  As required by law, public notice is sent to owners of property located within 300' of the subject property and published in a newspaper of general circulation (typically the Pueblo Chieftain legal section).  The purpose of notice is to assure that everyone affected by a change in land use is notified of their opportunity to declare themselves at the appropriate public hearing.

We are attempting to provide as much information about the PCPC and what it reviews so that members of the public are afforded the opportunity to be fully informed before attending a public hearing.  If you do not find the information you are looking for regarding a case on this webpage, please send your inquiry via e-mail to the Department of Planning and Development.  We will attempt to provide you with a response within 24 hours (weekdays) of sending your inquiry.

Elizabeth (Beth) Gladney

Beth was a board member for the Pueblo Urban Renewal for 10 years and was the Chair for two years.  She was a board member for HARP Authority for approximately four years and Chair for one year.  Her other civic commissions and/or boards include Historic Pueblo, Inc. and Pueblo South High School Alumni Foundation.

Appointed 1/1/2020. Current Term Expires 12/31/2025.
Currently serving second full term.

John Wark

John is a pilot and photographer.  He is a long-time resident and business owner, as well as a native of Pueblo with extensive executive experience and an entrepreneurial background.  He is owner of Airphoto and Wark Photography, Inc.  He has served on other boards such as the City Pueblo Architectural Review Board for the Union Avenue Historic District.

Appointed 1/1/2021.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2026.
Currently serving second full term.

Tom Ready

Tom was born and raised in Pueblo.  He is a retired dentist and maintained a successful practice until July 2020.  He was a former rancher in Beulah, who raised Longhorn cattle.  He belonged to several cattle organizations.  He has served on various boards, and was the chairman of the Republican Party for 10 years.  As a planning commissioner, Tom would like to improve the standard of living for his community and improve its image to the outside world.

Appointed 1/1/2023.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2025.
Currently serving first full term.

Gregory Hahn

Greg was a broker/owner for RE/MAX of Pueblo, Inc. for 37 years.  In this role, he had oversight of all residential and commercial properties.  He has been actively involved in sales, management, and development of all types of properties.  He has served on many boards in the past including the City Council appointed Airport Advisory Board.  He currently serves on the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board.  As a planning commissioner, he wishes for non-partisan and long-term decisions that are solely reached for the benefit of Pueblo County.

Appointed 1/1/2023.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2025.
Currently serving first full term.

Robert Shockey

Robert served twenty plus years as a federal correctional officer and attended committees that involved the daily operations and safety of the prison.  He also served as a union steward supporting the prison's employees.  He is a Pueblo native and is looking forward to be in a position to help Pueblo be a great place to live and grow. 

Appointed 1/1/2024.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2026.
Currently serving first full term.

Tari Colletti

Tari is a proud Pueblo native, whose family has lived in the County since the early 1900s, in land development and farming.  Her family has been a part of the Pueblo community as restaurant owners for a long time.  She has a vested interest in the community.  She wants to positively impact what is and will transpire in our community to develop positive growth.

Appointed 1/1/2022.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2024.
Currently serving first full term.

Brad Lisac

Brad is a resident, family man, and fifth generation Pueblo County farmer.  He was born and raised in Pueblo and has both knowledge and experience to work with people regarding issues pertaining to land use, economic growth, and impacts affecting the quality of lives of fellow Puebloans.  He served on the Marijuana Regulatory Workgroup and is a board member of the Pueblo County High Alumni Foundation. 

Appointed 10/12/2021.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2024.
Served the unexpired term of Philp Mancha.  Currently serving first full term.

Richard Arko

Richard worked for the Federal government for 23 years and recently retired.  He served as a union president, and was successful in working with his peers and with management.  During his involvement in the union, he was able to impact employee pay, help with discipline, and help the agency attract qualified employees.  He  would like to see our community improve in the future, and continue moving forward.  He would like to see job creation through the attraction of new businesses.  He desires to live in a clean, economically vibrant city.

Appointed 1/1/2022.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2024.
Currently serving first full term.

Judy Leonard

Judy Leonard currently serves on the Pueblo West Metropolitan Board and is responsible for the operational decisions impacting Pueblo West and active interaction with the County Commissioners.  She is also the liaison between the Pueblo West Metropolitan Board and the Committee of Architecture.  Previously, she worked at the Pueblo West Metropolitan District for 27 years with experience in land sales including zoning, covenants, permits, and land usage; served as administrative assistant to the district manager; and worked in the finance department and has vast working knowledge of the streets and roads department.   Judy holds a degree in Business Administration.  She likes working with the community as a member of the Planning Commission.

Appointed 2/18/2015.  Current Term Expires 12/31/2026.
Currently serving fourth full term.


Please note that it is inappropriate to personally contact individual County Commissioners or Planning Commission members while an application is pending.  Such contact is considered ex parte communication and will have to be disclosed as part of the public hearings on the matter.  If you have any concerns, you should contact staff, write a letter or present your concerns at the public meeting so your comments can be made part of the record.

Requirement:  An applicant must be a resident of Pueblo County.  It is desirable if applicants have knowledge and interest in ongoing land use planning activities.

Appointment/Responsibilities:  The Pueblo County Planning Commission is a nine-member Commission appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.  The Commission’s responsibilities include review, approval, and recommendation in matters of land use planning, zoning, and subdivision.

Meetings:  The Commission meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., plus there are special meetings from time-to-time.  An agenda and packet of material are provided prior to the meeting.

You can apply using the printable form on the right side of the page. You may also email the form to the email address below.

If you have any questions about the Planning Commission or the application, please send via email at [email protected] or call 719-583-6100. Related Files

 PCPC Application