|The Heritage Preservation Commission consists of seven citizens serving three-year terms. Two positions represent historic owners, two positions represent the professional industry, and three positions are at-large seats. The Heritage Preservation Commission locates sites of historic interest in the City, advises the City Council on all matters relating to historic preservation, and reviews development projects in the downtown design review district.
There are two professional seats, two historic property owner seats, and one at-large seat available for appointment. The commission currently has six seats expired with two vacant seats, so staff has recommended moving this appointment forward to ensure the commission can continue to meet quorum. Historically, it has been difficult to get professional and historic property owner applications to the Heritage Preservation Commission due to the nature of the applicants needed to satisfy the mandates. Staff recommends appointing five seats at this time. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis. Please note that professionals and historic property owners can be appointed to at-large seats.
There are five applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
- Abbey Buckham – Professional - (new applicant)
- Elizabeth Burcham – Professional - (new applicant)
- Shelli Dea - Historic Property Owner - (current commissioner)
- Caitlin Kelly – Historic Property Owner - (current commissioner)
- Duffie Westheimer –Historic Property Owner - (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.
COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Aslan, Councilmember House, Councilmember Shimoni, Vice Mayor Sweet, and Councilmember Salas.