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

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Historic Landmarks Commission Rules1147 KB
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Term Expires
Andrew J ZimmermanProfessional12/12/20181st12/31/2021
Carroll J CottinghamAt-Large12/11/20171st12/31/2022
Jamie FrenchPreservation Professional,02/14/20171st12/31/2021
Jennifer M TimbrookAt-Large04/09/20151st12/31/2020
Jessica A CurtemanProfessional06/17/2019Partial12/31/2020
Kelly ThomasAt-Large03/12/20191st12/31/2021
Patricia M MulvihillAt-Large09/19/20181st12/31/2022
Russell SchutteProfessional12/12/20161st12/31/2020
Tracy E SchwartzPreservation Professional09/19/20181st12/31/2022
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Dec. 17
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the third Thursday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Contact us

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