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Park City Mayor announces planning commissioner recommendations

The newest members will until 2026.
Parker Malatesta
The Park City Planning Commision meetsthe second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at City Hall Council Chambers located at 445 Marsac Avenue.

Park City Mayor Nann Worel is recommending the appointment of John Frontero and Bryan Markkanen to the city’s planning commission. The pair would replace former chair John Phillips, whose nine-year term just ended, and Doug Thimm, who resigned in May.

Markkanen has been an architect at Elliott Workgroup for over a decade, and formerly chaired the city’s art advisory board. Frontero moved to Park City three years ago and ran his own financial services firm for over a decade.

Additionally, John Kenworthy and Laura Suesser have been recommended to serve new terms. A total of ten residents applied for the openings.

Planning commissioners typically serve a four-year term. However, the mayor may request that commissioners remain on the board until replaced.

The mayor has recommended staggered terms, with Kenworthy’s tenure extending to July 2023 and Suesser’s July 2025. Frontero and Markkanen would serve until July 2026.

The Planning Commission acts as a non-political, long range planning body for Park City. The Commission recently made headlines for a 3-1 vote that essentially stopped Vail Resorts from upgrading two chair lifts at Park City Mountain this year.

The city council will vote on the recommendations at their meeting Thursday.

Corrected: July 27, 2022 at 6:14 PM MDT
A previous version of this article stated that the four members were already appointed. A vote will take place Thursday.
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