Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)


Protects and preserves the historic areas of the City; reviews requests for erection, reconstruction, alteration or demolition affecting any structure on the Historic Buildings Map or in a Historic District. 


3rd Monday monthly
4:00 p.m. 
City Hall 2nd Floor Training Room
900 Church Street


NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Seven (7) - one (1) architect or an architectural historian; one (1) owner/resident of property in a historic district that is defined as a neighborhood but excludes single-structure districts; two (2) meeting the Professional Standards Qualifications used by the National Park Service and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.  No more than one appointee shall be engaged in buying and selling of or investment in real estate. All members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence and knowledge in historic preservation.

Julie Arrington
Advocate for Middle Rivermont and
Lower Rivermont
Shanda Horner, Chair
Advocate for Daniel's Hill
Michael J. Erquiaga, Vice-Chair
Advocate for Garland Hill and Pierce Street Renaissance
Emmett Lifsey (Architect)
Advocate for Upper Rivermont
Tracey Langseth
Advocate for Courthouse Hill
Dr. Gerry Sherayko
Advocate for Diamond Hill
Advocate for Federal Hill
As of  08/2023

Historic Preservation Commission Roster

Liaison: Eve Mergenthaler, Planner 1

Community Development Department Director: Kent White

Reference: Ordinance #O-86-130 adopted 6-10-86; City Code Sections 35.2-58 and 35.2-100.9; HPC Professional Qualifications Standards


June appointment