Historic Landmarks Commission


​The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) was established in 1986 with the City’s adoption of a Historic Preservation Program. In 2010, an updated Historic Preservation Plan was adopted by the City and acts as the work plan for the HLC. The commission holds public meetings the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. It also meets as needed to conduct alteration reviews or other business.

Commission roles includes:

  • Advising the Council on matters pertaining to historic sites and structures in Salem
  • Administering the Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • Helping property owners preserve historic structures

The Commission is made up of City residents who volunteer their time and professional expertise to:

  • Review, designate, and encourage the preservation of historic resources
  • Review certain development applications for conformance with the historic preservation code standards and guidelines

Commission members must be residents of Salem or have their business in Salem, and they must have an interest in historic preservation. Additional commission membership requirements include:

  • At least five of the members must meet the United States Secretary of the Interiors Historic Preservation Qualification Standards to the extent that professionals meeting those standards are available in the community. In making such appointments, the mayor should consider the applicants qualifications in the fields of:

    • Archaeology
    • Architectural history
    • Conservation
    • Cultural anthropology
    • Curation
    • Engineering
    • Folklore
    • Historic architecture
    • Historic landscape architecture
    • Historic preservation
    • Historic preservation planning
    • History


Authority: SRC Chapter 20C

Number of members: 9

Type of appointment: Mayoral appointment

Length of term: 3 years

Document TitleDateTypeFile Size
11/15/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-11-15.pdf307 KB
10/18/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-10-18.pdf286 KB
9/20/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-09-20.pdf376 KB
9/20/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2018-09-20.pdf4184 KB
9/20/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-adendum-b-2018-09-20.pdf8523 KB
8/16/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-08-16.pdf374 KB
8/16/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2018-08-16.pdf6831 KB
8/16/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-b-2018-08-16.pdf1103 KB
7/19/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-07-19.pdf287 KB
6/21/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-06-21.pdf377 KB
6/21/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2018-06-21.pdf3872 KB
6/21/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-b-2018-06-21.pdf4718 KB
6/21/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-c-2018-06-21.pdf4043 KB
6/21/2018historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2018-06-21.pdf115 KB
5/17/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-05-17.pdf378 KB
5/17/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2018-05-17.pdf994 KB
5/17/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-b-2018-05-17.pdf3815 KB
5/17/2018historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2018-05-17.pdf98 KB
4/19/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-04-19.pdf376 KB
4/19/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2018-04-19.pdf4650 KB
4/19/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-b-2018-04-19.pdf17410 KB
4/19/2018historic-landmarkss-commisison-minutes-2018-04-19.pdf163 KB
3/15/2018historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2018-03-15.pdf287 KB
2/15/2018his17-40mod1-agenda-addendum-a.pdf6028 KB
2/15/2018historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2018-02-15.pdf94 KB
2/15/2018hlc-agenda-2018-02-15.pdf375 KB
1/18/2018his16-36mod1-staff-report.pdf8523 KB
1/18/2018historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2018-01-18.pdf100 KB
1/18/2018hlc-agenda-2018-01-18.pdf375 KB
12/21/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-12-21.pdf375 KB
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Title (with link to item)File Size
Historic Landmarks Commission Rules1147 KB
Historic Landmarks Commission Work Plan (2018)523 KB
12/6/2018his18-35-decision1410 Court St NE2719 KB
12/6/2018his18-36-decision600 State Street5801 KB
11/15/2018his18-33-decision1724 Chemeketa St NE4741 KB
10/18/2018his18-30-decision1410 Court St NE565 KB
10/12/2018his18-22-decision635 Church St SE4886 KB
10/4/2018his18-32-decision1556 Court St NE9532 KB
9/21/2018his18-24 decision388 State St3555 KB
9/21/2018his16-34mod2-decision260 Liberty St NE1432 KB
8/18/2018his18-29-decision600 Mission St SE1071 KB
8/17/2018his18-23-decision120 Commercial St NE6009 KB
8/10/2018his18-17-decision2121 High St SE5668 KB
8/10/2018his18-25-decision388 State St2483 KB
8/10/2018his18-27-decision240 14th St NE1952 KB
8/3/2018his18-26-decision260 Liberty St NE1991 KB
7/11/2018his18-20-decision116 Marion St NE3572 KB
6/22/2018his18-03-decision1868 and 1880 Court St NE3018 KB
6/22/2018his18-14-decision176 Liberty St NE5018 KB
6/22/2018his18-15-decision470 Leslie St SE4568 KB
6/20/2018his18-19-decision2575 Bittern St NE2380 KB
6/13/2018his18-18-decision495 State St2983 KB
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Term Expires
Andrew HendrieAt-Large06/01/20132nd12/31/2018
Carroll J CottinghamAt-Large12/11/20171st12/31/2019
Jamie FrenchPreservation Professional,02/14/2017Partial12/31/2018
Jennifer M TimbrookAt-Large04/09/20151st12/31/2020
Kevin T SundProfessional04/13/20151st12/31/2020
Patricia M MulvihillAt-Large09/19/20181st12/31/2019
Russell SchutteProfessional12/12/20161st12/31/2020
Tracy E SchwartzPreservation Professional09/19/20181st12/31/2019
Dec. 20
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Jan. 17
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Feb. 21
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

Kimberli FitzgeraldSenior Planner, Historic Preservation OfficerCommunity Development Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97305