Historic Preservation Commission

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Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission is authorized under TMC 2.62.040 to advise the City Council on matters of Tumwater history and historic preservation. The major responsibility of the Commission is to identify and actively encourage preservation of the City's historic resources by initiating and maintaining a register of historic places and reviewing proposed changes to register properties; to raise community awareness of the City's history and historic resources; and to serve as the City's primary resource in matters of history, historic planning, and preservation. 

The Commission is responsible for submittal of nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places and serves as the local review board, making determination concerning the eligibility of historic properties for special valuation and verifying that the improvements are consistent with the Washington State Advisory Council's Standards for Rehabilitation and Maintenance. 

Terms & Residency

This commission consists of seven members, serving terms of three years. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Residency requirements are exempt for two positions per TMC 2.62.040, to ensure that at least two representatives are from the professional disciplines specified in the ordinance. 

 Commissioners   Term Expiration
1. David C. Shipley, Chair (Professional)
2. Alex Rossiter, Vice Chair
3. Marnie Slakey
4. Don Trosper    10/31/2021
5. David Nicandri (Professional)
6. Angela Jefferson
7. Renee Radcliff Sinclair

Staff Contact

Chuck Denney, Parks & Recreation Director, cdenney@ci.tumwater.wa.us, (360) 754-4160.

Historic Preservation Commission Meetings 

Meetings are scheduled every other month on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (map). Visit the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.

2019 Meetings

Date Meeting Type Agenda Minutes 
October 17, 2019 Committee Agenda & Committee Reports  
September 19, 2019  Meeting Cancelled     
August 15, 2019  Meeting Cancelled     
July 18, 2019 Committee  Agenda & Committee Reports   
June 20, 2019  Meeting Cancelled     
May 16, 2019  Meeting Cancelled     
April 18, 2019 Committee Agenda & Committee Reports Minutes 
March 21, 2019
Meeting Cancelled
February 21, 2019 Committee Agenda & Committee Reports Minutes 
January 17, 2019  Meeting Cancelled     

Past Meetings

For your convenience, meeting records from the past year are available on the City's website located here:  2018 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings. For meeting records from prior years, search the Tumwater Records Center


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