City seeks applicants for Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

The City of Tacoma is looking for Tacoma residents with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation to apply for a volunteer At-Large position on the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The 11-member commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarkslocal 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.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Fri., Feb. 13, 2015. To apply, please visit or contact Nicole Emery at, (253) 591-5178, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

More information about the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is available online here.