City accepting applications for HPC opening

The city of Stillwater is accepting applications through Oct. 11 for persons interested in filling an open seat on the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC).

The HPC helps guide growth and development of the city while preserving our past. Members are Stillwater residents who, upon their appointment by the City Council, volunteer time to help achieve the purposes of the HPC to:

  • Safeguard the city’s heritage by preserving sites and structures which reflect elements of the city’s cultural, social, economic, political, visual or architectural history;
  • Protect and enhance the city’s appeal and attraction to residents, visitors and tourists and serve as a support and stimulus to business and industry;
  • Enhance the visual and aesthetic character, diversity and interest of the city;
  • Foster civic pride in the beauty and notable accomplishments of the past, and
  • Promote preservation and continued use of historic sites and structures for the education and general welfare of the city’s residents.

Although representation from the downtown community is desired, criteria for evaluation includes personal and professional experiences; knowledge of the community and city government, and experiences from similar appointments.

Visit or call the Community Development Department at 651-430-8800 to learn more about serving on the HPC.