Planning and Zoning

News and Updates


The Planning Department provides advice and technical expertise to assist citizens, elected officials, committees, and public agencies in understanding controlling regulations, key issues, and priorities for community development, with a long term commitment to economic vitality, design quality, and environmental integrity. Customer service, with an emphasis on building partnerships, is our first priority. 

Finding Us

The Whitefish Planning Department is located at 418 East Second Street.

Call us at 406-863-2410
Fax us at 406-863-2409

Our mailing address is:

City of Whitefish Planning Department
PO Box 158
Whitefish, MT 59937

City planning staff is here to assist you with your development projects.

David Taylor, AICP, Director   406-863-2416   e-mail
(long range planning, major projects, text amendments, zoning administration, food vendors, etc.)
Wendy Compton-Ring, AICP, Senior Planner   406-863-2418   e-mail
(subdivisions, PUDs, architectural review, CUPs, current planning, etc.) 
Bailey Minnich, AICP, CFM, Planner II   406-863-2412  e-mail
(lakeshore protection, floodplain administration, variances, current planning, etc.)
Hilary Lindh, Long Range Planner 406-863-1254 email
Wade Humphries, CFM, Code Compliance/Building Inspection 406-863-1242 e-mail