Planning Commission

Accepting Applications for Committee Members

The term of two members expires on March 31, 2020. 

Great communities like Victoria are grown through careful planning and visioning. If you are interested in making an impact in your community and the future of Victoria, apply for a seat on a city committee or commission.  

  • Apply here by February 21, 2020. 
  • Interviews will be conducted at the March 9 and 23 city council meetings.


  • 6:00 pm
  • Semi-monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    1670 Stieger Lake Lane
    Victoria, MN 55386

Agendas, Minutes and Videos

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Videos can be watched via live stream or after meetings.


Appointed for three-year terms and may be reappointed for additional terms. Members may also be appointed to fill the remaining term of a retiring member.

  • John Brownlee, Appointed April 1, 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Jerret Coon, Appointed April 1, 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Maryjo Garre, Appointed April 1, 2018
    Term expires March 31, 2021
  • John Iverson, Appointed April 1, 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2022
  • Laura Moore, Appointed November 2018
    Term expires March 31, 2020
  • Scott Stensland, Appointed April 2018
    Term expires March 31, 2021
  • John Wichmann, Appointed April 2019
    Term expires March 31, 2020

Alternate members:

  • Alternate 1: Shane Blazer, Appointed April 2019  
  • Alternate 2: Terry Schwarting, Appointed May 2019


The Victoria Planning Commission acts as the board of adjustments and appeals and shall have the power and duty of hearing and deciding, subject to review by the city council on certain appeals or requests.

  • Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of Victoria city ordinances.
  • Interpret the boundary lines between zoning districts when such questions arise and interpret the provisions of Victoria city ordinances in such a way as to carry out its intent and purpose.
  • Hear requests for variances from the literal provisions of city code to instances where their strict enforcement would cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property under consideration.