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BDS Announces Search for Citizens to Serve on the Historic Landmarks Commission

City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services

The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for interested citizens to fill two upcoming vacancies on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.

The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts. They also review appeals of smaller scale proposals to existing Landmarks and alterations to existing structures in Historic and Conservation Districts. The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, during normal business hours.

Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The Commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Commission must include a historian with knowledge of local history; an architectural historian; an architect; two members from the following: landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines; and two members at-large.

There will be a total of three upcoming positions prior to January 2016 that must be filled by individuals representing the categories of: “Historian", "Architect", and “landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines.” 

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience, or a resume. Applications are currently being accepted for these positions, the first coming available on October 1, 2015.  

For more information about the Historic Landmarks Commission you may contact Tim Heron with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7726, or tim.heron@portlandoregon.gov.
 
Interested citizens should contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 for the application form. The form may also be accessed through the ONI website at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/38616.