Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission

The City Council is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission.

Membership Descriptions 
The Historic Preservation Commission is a nine-member board, consisting of seven regular members and two alternates. 

Downtown - This member may either reside or work in the downtown region as defined by the Heart of Missoula neighborhood ward.

At-Large – This member may reside in either the city or the unincorporated county.

Professional - Professional members may reside in either the city or the unincorporated county. All professional members must possess professional experience in such fields as architecture, history, architectural history, landscape architecture, archaeology, city planning, preservation law, historic preservation, American studies, cultural geography, or cultural anthropology or a closely related field. Professional members must, to the extent possible, meet the Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualification Standards found at 36 C.F.R. 61 and the standards listed in the Montana Certified Local Government Manual.

Alternates 1 or 2 - Alternate members will be called with Alternate 1 being called first and Alternate 2 being called second to serve as a regular voting commission in the absence of any commission member.

More information regarding the Historic Preservation Commission can be found here.

The following non-paying positions are open:

  • Professional
  • At Large
  • Downtown
  • Alternate 1 and 2

The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with establishing a local historic preservation program, integrating historic preservation into local, state and federal planning and decision-making processes. The program is designed to promote the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, objects, buildings and historic districts.

The Historic Preservation Commission is formed of volunteers from Missoula's neighborhoods, businesses and preservation professionals, and was established by the Montana City Council in 1989. All members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. Members shall serve as individuals, not advocates for any specific jurisdiction, neighborhood, or association.

The commission meets monthly. The term date for all four positions begins January 1, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2022.

How to Apply

Apply online

Download an application form (PDF)

Applicants for the commission will interview with the City Council Land Use and Planning committee. Applications are due by December 11, 2019 at 5 pm. If you have any questions or want details about any of the functions of the positions or qualifications to apply, please call Marty Rehbein, CMC, City Clerk, at 552-6078.