Public meeting 

The second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall - Emma Harvat Hall


Meeting Agenda - January 12, 2023

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Staff contact 

Jessica Bristow

Board Members

Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/23, Frank Wagner, (At Large)

Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/23, Kevin Boyd, (At Large) - Chair

Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/23, Carl Brown (Longfellow)

Term: 07/01/20 - 06/30/23, Deanna Thomann, (Northside)

Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/24, Margaret Beck, (At Large)

Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/24, Noah Stork, (College Green)

Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/24, Commission Vacancy (East College St.)

Term: 07/01/21 - 06/30/24, Commission Vacancy (Woodlawn)

Term: 07/01/22 - 06/30/25, Jordan Sellergren, (At Large)

Term: 07/01/22 - 06/30/25, Nicole Villanueva, (Summit St.)

Term: 07/01/22 - 06/30/25, Christina Welu-Reynolds, (Brown St.)

Term: 07/01/22 - 06/30/25 Commission Vacancy, (Jefferson St.)



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Number of members 

Twelve (four members appointed at-large, plus one member from each historic district)

Appointed by 

City Council


Three years


To conduct studies for the identification and designation of historic districts, historic landmarks and conservation districts. The commission may proceed at its own initiative or upon a petition from any person, group or association. Review and act upon all applications for Certificates of Appropriateness. Cooperate with property owners and city agencies regarding remedy of dangerous conditions. Further the efforts of historic preservation in the city by making recommendations to the City Council and city commissions and boards on preservation issues when appropriate, by encouraging the protection and enhancement of structures with historical, architectural or cultural value, and by encouraging persons and organizations to become involved in preservation activities.

African American historic sites in Iowa City 

Historic Preservation Commission awarded National Park Service Civil Rights Grant

Preserving Black History in Iowa City: Tate Arms and the Iowa Federation Home brochure

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