Historic Preservation Commission



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 historic planning and preservation.

The Commission

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. Each term is for three years.

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 - a guide to historic preservation in Edmonds, with information on Edmonds' "living history", the historic register, and photographs of Edmonds' historic legacy.

HPC Information

Historic Preservation Commission

Contact Information:

Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Edmonds Planning Division
121 5th Ave N
Edmonds WA 98020 

[email protected]

Meeting Information:

The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Brackett Room, 3rd floor of City Hall, 121 5th Ave N. (Meeting options are now available in-person and via Zoom (Hybrid) and are subject to change. Please see meeting calendar for meeting dates and times.

Meeting agendas

Meeting minutes


1 Doug Trost

2 Karen Brown

3 Katie Kelly
(Historical Society)

4 Chris Deiner-Karr

5 Larry Vogel (Chair)

6 David Preston

7 Tim Raetzloff

8 Sam Spencer (Vice Chair)

Michelle Dotsch (Council)

City Staff:  Associate Planner,
Amber Brokenshire

HPC News

The latest issue of "The Preservationist" has been published and is available here.

Calendar Cover
A new 2024 Historic Edmonds Calendar is available. Once again, it is FREE. If you are interested in obtaining one or more copies of the calendar, please email us. Some copies of the calendar may still be available at City Hall, the Log Cabin, and the Edmonds Historical Museum. Or you can download a PDF copy here.