Personnel Directory




Jerrod B. MacPherson
Planning Manager

Clark A. Posey
Assistant Planning Manager

 Greg J. Wendt
Principal Planner

Michelle L. Cooke
Associate Planner

  • Short Plats  
  • Short Plat Exemptions
  • Addressing Issues
  • Home Occupations
  • Permitting Issues
  • Critical Areas
  • Zoning Questions
  • Special Permits/Conditional Use Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Variances
  • Multiple Detached Dwelling Permits
  • Temporary Dwelling Permits
  •  Benton County Comprehensive Plan Administration
    • Amendments & Updates
    • Land Use designations and mapping
    • Urban Growth Area Amendments
    • Population Projections

  • Public Participation Program
  • Administration of the Washington State’s Growth Management Act
  • Special Projects
    • Sub-Area Plans: Shoreline Master Plan, Hanford Plan, Red Mountain Master Site Plan, etc.
    • Volunteer Stewardship Plan (VSP)

  • Represents Benton County Planning in regard to Long Range Planning projects with other governmental agencies, Boards, Commissions and Committees
  • Review of Jurisdiction and Special Purpose District Plans for compliance and consistency with the County’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Preparation of: Policies, Development Regulations, GMA & Zoning Ordinances
  • Regional Transportation Planning
  • Census Information


     Dale Wilson
     Code Enforcement Officer

The following types of violations should be referred to the Benton County Code Enforcement Officer:

  • Zoning code violations
  • Dangerous buildings
  • Illegal placement of mobile homes
  • Faulty new construction
  • Oversized and illegally placed signs
  • Right of way construction
  • Construction without a permit
  • Grading/excavation/filling
  • Junk cars
  • Shoreline Violations
  • Other land use violations, hazards or nuisances


    Donna Hutchinson 
Office Manager
    April Brown
Office Assistant
  • Accounting
  • Grants
  • Office Support
  • Hearings Examiner Support Staff
  • Planning Commission Support Staff
  • Boundary Review Board Support Staff
  • Web Maintenance
  • Public Records Officer

Principal Planner
Associate Planner
Associate Planner
Associate Planner

      Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
      Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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