Are you an architect? Do you have professional experience related to or simply have a passion for historic preservation? If any of these descriptors sound like you, then you may be an ideal candidate to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Tacoma.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities, and certain property tax incentives.
The Tacoma City Council recently announced that it is looking for applicants to fill several positions on the commission. Applications are due by the end of the day on Dec. 13.
The open positions include:
Architect (two positions): Open to someone who is currently or has been in the past a professionally certified architect.
Professional (two positions): Open to those who have had professional experience or training related to historic preservation originating from employment or study within the following disciplines: Arts or art history, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and/or historic archeology, conservation, construction or building trade, landscape architecture, urban planning or design, structural engineering, land use or real estate law, real estate, appraisal or real estate finance, project management or contracting, or related discipline.
At-Large (one position): Open to someone with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation who is also a Tacoma resident.