2 candidates apply to serve on Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Two candidates have applied to serve on the City of Tacoma 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. 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 issued a call for applications earlier this month to fill two At-Large volunteer positions on the commission (see “City seeks applicants for Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission,” Tacoma Daily Index, Feb. 6, 2015). At-Large positions are open to individuals with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who are residents of Tacoma.

The following individuals applied to fill these positions: Barbara Parsons and Rich Wood.


Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee is scheduled to interview the candidates during a public meeting on Mon., March 2, at 4:30 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 248, in downtown Tacoma. Copies of the agenda and meeting materials are available online here and here. Following the interviews, the council committee’s recommendations for appointments are expected to be forwarded to Tacoma City Council for final approval on Tues., March 17.