City seeks applicants for Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

The City of Tacoma is accepting applications to fill four volunteer positions on Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities, and certain property tax incentives.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of 11 members who are nominated by the Mayor of Tacoma and confirmed by a majority vote of Tacoma City Council. Membership is comprised of 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 City of Tacoma seeks to fill the following vacant spots on the Landmarks Preservation Commission:

Architect (one position) – This position is open to individuals residing in Tacoma who are currently or have in the past been professionally certified architects;

At-Large (two positions) – These positions are open to individuals with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who are residents of Tacoma;

Professional (one position) – This position is open to individuals who have had professional experience or training related to historic preservation originating from employment or study within the following disciplines: arts or art history, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and/or historic archaeology, conservation, construction or building trades, landscape architecture, urban planning or design, structural engineering, land use or real estate law, real estate, appraisal or real estate finance, project management or contracting, or a related discipline.

Applications must be submitted to the Tacoma City Clerk’s Office by Weds., Oct. 29, 2014. Apply online here or by contacting Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5178, City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

More information about Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is available online here or by contacting City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight at (253) 591-5220.