Historic Preservation Commission

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Brighton Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Meeting Notice for Kuner Row CLG Survey Presentation 

Did you know that there are 15 resident houses that make up Kuner Row? The homes were erected in the spring of 1917 as workers housing for the Kuner Pickle Company as the Kuner Company's Brighton pickle factory had begun operations the previous year.

The City of Brighton received a grant from History Colorado to hire a consultant to do the research on the 15 homes.  If you would like to learn more about the Historic Properties Survey for Kuner’s Row, please join us on Thursday, May 13th at 6 PM via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82703367605  You may also join via phone by dialing (720) 928-9299 and entering the webinar ID 827 0336 7605.

If you should have any questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Holly Prather at (303) 655-2022 or via email at hprather@brightonco.gov.

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.

Commission Responsibilities: 

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

Sub-Committee Meeting Schedules:

Grants Committee - meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at City Hall in the Eagle Conference Room on the 2nd Floor, 500 South 4th Avenue.
Events Committee - meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month - 6 p.m. in the Historic Preservation Commission Office at Historic City Hall, 22 South 4th Avenue.
Historic Properties / Outreach Committee - meets on the 4th Thursday of the month - 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Preservation Commission Office at Historic City Hall, 22 South 4th Avenue.


  • Sara Dawson - Chair
  • Dick Hodge - Vice-Chair
  • Catherine Johnson - Treasurer
  • Jo Elizabeth Pinto
  • Sage Naumann
  • Mardita Murphy
  • Vacant - Alternate
    Vacant - Alternate
  • Ann Taddeo - City Council Alternate
  • Mark Humbert - City Council Representative
  • Diana Hernandez - Youth Liason
  •  - 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, Associate Planner - Historic Preservation
  • Sheryl Johnson, Administrative Assistant
  • Bri Schreck, Museum Specialist
  • Mark Heidt, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director/Grants