Historic Preservation Commission
Brighton Historic Preservation Commission Meetings
Agendas and Minutes:
Events Committee Meeting - May 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm - this is a virtual meeting
Our Mission: The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission seeks to preserve the heritage of Brighton for future generations.
Our Purpose: To oversee the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of historic sites and structures in Brighton. To encourage and promote general interest and collect data for the history of Brighton.
Our Vision: To develop a community where preservation is an integral part of community and economic development and where the economic benefits of preservation are celebrated.
The goals of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission are to:
- designate, preserve, protect, enhance, and perpetuate those sites, structures, objects, and districts of the City;
- foster civic pride in the beauty of the past;
- stabilize the economic vitality of such sites;
- enhance the City’s attraction to tourist and visitors;
- promote the use of outstanding historic or architectural sites;
- cooperate with state and federal historic preservation efforts; and,
- maintain Certified Local Government (CLG) Standards.
The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for:
- reviewing resources designating historic sites and making decisions on alterations to historic sites
- assisting owners of historic properties on physical or financial aspects of historic preservation
- developing and assisting in public education programs focused on historic preservation
- Sara Dawson - Chair
- Dick Hodge - Vice-Chair
- Catherine Johnson - Treasurer
- Jo Elizabeth Pinto
- Sage Naumann
- Mardita Murphy
- Rich Knapfel - Alternate
Vacant - Alternate
- Ann Taddeo - City Council Representative
- Jan Pawlowski - City Council Alternate
- Diana Hernandez - Youth Liason
- Alijah Anaya - Youth Liaison
If you are interested in being a member of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission, please click on the Vacancies tab in the left column and you will be redirected to a page with the requirements, vacancy information, and application.
Historic Preservation Commission Application Questions (PDF)
Historic Preservation Office and Staff:
- Emma Lane, Senior Planner - Historic Preservation
- Shannon McDowell - Senior Long Range Planner
- Sheryl Johnson, Administrative Assistant
- Bill Armstrong, Museum Specialist