Monday, June 2, 2014

Two Openings On City's Landmarks Preservation Board

The City is looking for two new volunteer members to serve on the 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board. The openings are a Real Estate position and a Historian position, the latter which also serves on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

The Board reviews all landmark nominations, makes recommendations to Seattle City Council for designation of city landmarks, and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Landmarks Preservation Board played an important role in November designating the 18-acre Battelle/Talaris site and buildings in Laurelhurst as historic.
The Landmarks Board has two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member (for young adults ages 18-29), and three members at-large.
Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 3:30pm. each month at 3:30 p.m.  Board members must commit about 10 hours per month to Landmarks Board business.
Interested applicants must be Seattle residents and should send a letter of interest and resume by end of day today to referencing the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line.
For more information go here or call Erin Doherty, Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator, at (206) 684-0380.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as seven historic districts located throughout the City.

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