The mission of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission is to promote historic preservation and encourage the owners of historically significant properties to voluntarily add them to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places in order to raise awareness and appreciation of local history.
The major responsibilities of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission are as follows:
1. To identify and actively encourage the conservation of the city’s historic resources by initiating and maintaining a register of historic places and reviewing proposed changes to register properties;
2. To raise community awareness of the city’s history and historic resources; and,
3. To serve as the city’s primary resource in matters of history, historic planning, and preservation.
Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
The commission consists of nine voting members and one nonvoting, ex officio position filled by an Edmonds city council member. The commission includes at least two professionals who have experience in identifying, evaluating and protecting historic resources; six positions are filled by citizens of Edmonds with the demonstrated interest in historic preservation; and one position is filled as recommended by the Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society.
Although commissioners are normally Edmonds residents, exceptions may be granted by the Mayor and City Council in order to obtain representatives with the required expertise.
Preservation Guide (151KB ) — a guide to historic preservation in Edmonds, with information on Edmonds' "living history", the historic register, and photographs of Edmonds' historic legacy.