Tacoma City Hall hires historic preservation coordinator

The City of Tacoma has hired a Historic Preservation Coordinator to help administer its historic preservation program at City Hall.

Lauren Hoogkamer was hired this summer to work under the direction of the Historic Preservation Officer to provide technical support to Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission and property owners, plan and implement community events that build awareness and knowledge of Tacoma’s shared history, research and write grant proposals, and assist with media content and development, according to City staff.

Hoogkamer most recently worked as a historic preservation consultant for the City of Bothell’s Landmark Preservation Board. She also worked as a contract architectural historian at BOLA Architecture + Planning, and as an intern at Historic Tacoma and Historic Seattle. She earned Masters of Science Degrees in Historic Preservation and Urban Planning from Columbia University’ Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

In March, the City began accepting applications for the position, which pays between $53,289.60 to $68,328.00 annually. Hoogkamer can be reached via e-mail at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org.