Landmarks Preservation Commission seeks applicants

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The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following positions on the Landmarks Preservation Commission:
·         Architect (Two Positions):  Open to individuals who are currently or have been in the past professionally certified architects.

·         At-Large (Two Positions):  Open to individuals with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who is a resident of Tacoma.

·         Non-voting Wedge Neighborhood Ex Officio (One Position): Open to a property or business owner within Tacoma’s Wedge Neighborhood Historic District. 

The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of 10 volunteer members who are appointed by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee and confirmed by the City Council to serve three-year terms. Membership is composed of three architects, four individuals with professional expertise in preservation-related fields, and three interested residents.

Non-voting ex officio members may be appointed to four-year terms to represent property and business owners within Tacoma’s historic districts. The commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities and certain property tax incentives.

For more information on the Landmarks Preservation Commission, visit their website or contact Reuben McKnight at (253) 591-5220.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, Oct. 29. To apply, visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org; or stop by the City Clerk’s Office, located at 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402, in Tacoma Municipal Building North.

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