The City of Boise’s Historic Preservation Commission is seeking applicants to serve a three-year term. The Commission makes final decisions on projects associated with the city’s historic districts, local landmarks, and buildings with city owned historic easements. They also review appeals of administrative decisions.
Residents with backgrounds or experience in history, architecture, urban planning, archeology, and law are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the ability to meet monthly, be residents of the City of Boise or the Area of Impact and will serve for a three-year term. Meetings are typically held the last Monday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. The deadline for applying is July 6, 2020. Residents can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commission members, appointed by Mayor Lauren McLean and affirmed by the Boise City Council, will provide recommendations on the designation of new historic districts, new conservation districts, new local landmarks, and new historic façade easements. Commissioners also participate on various committees and workgroups focused on the city’s long-term historic preservation initiatives.
With up to nine voting members, including one student, the commission will represent, as much as possible, the diverse spectrum of people who enjoy all that Boise has to offer. Geographic diversity, as well as expertise and experience in areas relevant to the commission’s purpose, will be considered in the appointment process.