Historic Preservation Commission


The Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Seven members serve 5 year terms and are appointed by the Mayor with approval from the City Council.

The purpose of the Commission is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement and perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance. 
 
Specific Powers and Duties:Historic Fort Dodge Flyer
  • Promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement and perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance;
  • Recommend ordinances to safeguard the City's historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage through preservation;
  • Promote the historic sites as places for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people;
  • Conduct studies to identify and designate historic districts and sites and maintain records of all studies and inventories for the public;
  • Make recommendations to the state Bureau of Historic Preservation for the listing of historic sites or districts to the National Register of Historic Places;
  • With City Council approval, accept unconditional gifts and donations for the purpose of historic preservation and acquire historic properties including properties adjacent or associated with historic property.
Commission Member Term Expiration
Meg Beshey April 12, 2018
Jason Laird April 12, 2019
Carol Foltz November 20, 2019
Susan Ahlers Leman April 12, 2022
Rick Carle April 12, 2022
Jennifer Becker April 12, 2022
Eric Doyle June 24, 2024

Anyone wishing to apply for this commission may contact the Mayors Office at 576-4551 or print off an application form located under the "Links" tab.
 

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