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Historic Preservation Commission

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving properties, which embody important elements of its cultural, social, economic, political, or architectural history. The Commission reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness when modifications are proposed to a local historic landmark or for a property in a locally designated historic district. In addition, they identify individual landmarks of historic significance recommending their designation as Historic Properties to the City Council. Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. For questions, please contact the Planning and Development Division at (828) 323-7422 or

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Materials

Historic Preservation Commission Membership

Historic Properties (1)
Licensed Architect
Ernest Sills
Historic Properties (2)
Katherine Mull (Chair)
At Large (1)
Adam Oakley
Historic Properties (3)
Dan O'Malley
At Large (2)
Sam Hunt
Building Trades Profession (1)
At Large (3)
Dan Rink (Vice-Chair)
Building Trades Profession (2)
Simon Lucas
Youth Council
Kate Bridges
Staff to the Historic Preservation Commission
Michael Kirby, Senior Planner
Secretary to the Historic Preservation Commission
Anne Starnes, Minutes Clerk