City seeks applicants for Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission

Tacoma City Council is accepting applications to fill seven positions on the City of Tacoma's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Tacoma City Council is accepting applications to fill seven positions on the City of Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The commission consists of eleven volunteer members who are appointed by Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee and confirmed by Tacoma City Council to serve three-year terms. Membership is composed 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 four-year terms to represent property and business owners within Tacoma’s historic districts. Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities, and certain property tax incentives.

Tacoma City Council is accepting applications to fill the following positions:

  • Architect (One position): Open to individuals residing in Tacoma who are currently or have in the past been professionally certified architects.
  • At Large (Two positions): Open to individuals with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who are residents of Tacoma.
  • Professional (Two positions): 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.
  • Non-voting Ex Officio (Two positions, One Wedge and One North Slope): Open to property and business owners within Tacoma’s historic districts.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, located at Tacoma Municipal Building North (Room 11), 733 Market St. (Room 11), Tacoma, WA 98402, by Tues., Nov. 3. Apply online here or by contacting Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178 or servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org.

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

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