City seeks applicants for 2 panels

The city of Stillwater is accepting applications through mid-October for openings on two city commissions, officials announced.

Applications are accepted through Oct. 11 for persons interested in filling an open seat on the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC). The city will accepted applications through Oct. 18 for an opening on the Downtown Parking Commission (DTPC).

The HPC helps guide growth and development while preserving the city’s past. Members are Stillwater residents who, upon 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. Call the Community Development Department at 651-430-8800 to learn more about serving on the HPC.

The DTPC oversees development and implementation of the city’s downtown parking plan including long-range parking lot improvements and daily regulation of public parking space.

The seven-member commission consists of five downtown business or property owners and two Stillwater residents. The DTPC meets at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday each month. Evaluation criteria for the DTPC opening includes personal and professional experience relating to the board’s area of oversight, knowledge of both the community and city government and experience from similar appointments.

The city welcomes its citizens to share their talents and perspectives by serving on an advisory board or commission.

Visit or call 651-430-8800 for more information about both openings. Applications are also available at City Hall.