1 local resident could join Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

One local resident could soon be appointed to the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The 11-member commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities, and certain property tax incentives, according to the City’s Web site.

Commission members are appointed by Tacoma City Council; serve three-year terms; and typically include three architects, four individuals with professional expertise in preservation-related fields, one representative from the Tacoma Arts Commission, and three interested citizens. Non-voting ex-officio members may be appointed to represent property and business owners within Tacoma’s historic districts. The Landmarks Preservation Commission typically meets at Tacoma City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

In February, the City issued a call for applicants to fill a volunteer At-Large position on the commission (see “City seeks applicants for Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission,” Tacoma Daily Index, Feb. 6, 2015). The deadline for applications expired on Fri., Feb. 13. Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee interviewed candidates during a public meeting earlier this month (see “2 candidates apply to serve on Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission,” Tacoma Daily Index, Feb. 24, 2015). The committee then forwarded its recommendation for appointment to the full council for final confirmation.

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution to appoint Lauren Flemister to an At-Large position to serve a term to expire on Dec. 31, 2017, during a public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tues., March 24, at Tacoma City Hall. Copies of the resolution and staff memo are available online here and here, respectively.