Growth Management Committee

Growth Management Committee Members and Functions

Updated: March 30, 2018

Established:  February 2006


Chair: Peter Rimbos
Vice-Chair: Rhys Sterling
Members: Lorraine Blacklock, Luke Hansen, Hendrick Haynes, Ellie Hooman (non-GMVUAC member), Warren Iverson, Paul Schultz, and Mike Thompson

Mission: Seek to ensure the State Growth Management Act and all plans derived therefrom preserve the quality of life of Rural Area residents by monitoring potential code, policy, and land-use changes while engaging with policymakers.

Major Activities: The Committee is the Area Council’s lead on all King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) efforts, including all major 4-year updates, as well as annual updates. The Committee has led the following GMVUAC efforts:

King County Comprehensive Plan Updates (2016, 2012, 2008, & 2004)
King County Sammamish Valley Wine & Beverage Study (2017)
Reserve Silica Land Segregation, Rezone, & Water Banking Applications (2017)
Asphalt Facility (2017)
Marijuana Growing and Processing Operations (2016 & 2015)
Isolated Industrial Zones in Rural Area (2014)
Urban-Serving Facilities in Rural Area (2014 & 2013)
Covington Master-Planned Development (2014 & 2013)
Enumclaw-Tahoma School Districts Boundary (2013)
School Siting Legislation (2012)
Pacific Raceways (2012 & 2011)
Black Diamond Master-Planned Developments (2011-1, 2011-2, 2011-3, & 2010)
King County Code Amendments (2010)

[For more information on any of these efforts, please visit the Letters page under the Correspondence tab.]

King County has commenced work on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update.  For more detailed information, please click on the following link: 2018 KC Comprehensive Plan Update

Visit our Current Issues section to learn more about those specific projects the GMVUAC through its Growth Management Committee is currently working on with and for our rural area residents:

Asphalt Plant          Asphalt Facility
Reserve Silica        Reserve Silica

Current Task Status: GM Comm Tasks–3-30-18, REV 13

External Links (see also GMVUAC King County and Links webpages): Links to key agency sites, planning documents, and reports of interest.

King County (KC):
KC Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)
KC Comprehensive Plan (KCCP)
KC Code
Countywide Planning Policies
Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC)

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)

WA Department of Commerce (DOC) [Comprehensive Planning Guidelines]
Growth Management Act (GMA)–RCW 36.70A

Maple Valley

We serve those that live in the Tahoma School District, but not in the city limits of Maple Valley (below is a map of the GMVUAC Service Area and the four Community Areas):

Service Area Stats

Established: 1977
Population: 16,100 (2010 Census)
Area: 116 sq mi