What is the HPC?

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is a government body that was established to promote local historic resources including historic buildings and the districts where they reside.  The HPC is comprised of five regular members who are appointed by the mayor.  Each member is unsalaried and serves a four-year term, and each has professional or personal interests relating to building design, construction, architectural history, local history or government service.  The HPC serves the community in three ways.  First, by maintaining an inventory, the HPC properly recognizes our historic resources.  Second, by fulfilling its regulatory role, the HPC protects our resources, as listed in the inventory.  Third, through community engagement, the HPC calls public attention to our historic resources and their many benefits.