The Strafford Planning Commission currently consists of nine members appointed by the Selectboard. The duties of the Planning Commission are set forth in 24 V.S.A.§ 4325 and include preparing and amending the Town Plan, zoning bylaws and subdivision regulations, and undertaking studies and making recommendations on matters of land development.


The Planning Commission does not have an office or office hours, but Martha Walke can be contacted by leaving a message at the Town Office or by emailing

The Planning Commission has meetings every third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at  the Morrill Homestead Education Center. These meetings are open to the public.


For specific forms for development and construction see the Zoning or Form section of the town website or contact Brian Johnson.



Planning Commission


Stephen Willbanks (Chair)

Stuart Crocker

Donald Graham

Michael Scanlan

Martha Walke

Chrissy Jamieson

Greg Colling

Jason Schumacher

Tom Scull

The group can be contacted at

The Planning Commission recently finalized  the Town Plan, which was adopted by the Selectboard September 2018 and confirmed by the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission.  Next steps for the Planning Commission are to unify the zoning and subdivision regulations using the revised Town Plan as a guide and to consider any necessary changes to our local flood hazard ordinance.