Historic Preservation Commission


Calling all “History Detectives!”

What Brighton historic building or place would you just hate to lose and why?
Read more and submit your answer here



  • 6 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • Historic City Hall
    22 South Fourth Ave., 3rd Floor - Heritage Room
    Brighton, CO 80601

**See meeting times for sub-committee meetings below

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Historic City Hall, 22 South 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Member contact information is available to download from the member listing document. 
  • Joseph Burt
  • Danielle Henninger
  • Dick Hodge
  • Cheri Lopez
  • Vacant
  • Patricia Reither
  • Jodie Petersen - Alternate
  • Wade Smith - Alternate
  • Ken Kreutzer - City Council Rep.
  • J.W. Edwards - City Council Alternate
  • Wayne Scott - Emeritus
  • Vacant - Youth Liaison
  • Aja Tibbs, Long Range & Historic Preservation Planner
  • Mark Heidt, Assistant Parks & Recreation Director / Grants
  • Jolie Diepenhorst, Historic Preservation Office Coordinator
  • Sheryl Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Current Openings
 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 Board Application Questions 

**The following sub-committees meeting schedules
    Grants Committee - meets on the 
3rd Wednesday of the month - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Eagle Conference Room on the 2nd Floor, 500 South 4th Avenue. 

    Events Committee - meets on the 1st Thursday of the month - 6:00 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.  
Colorado's Most Endangered Places List
Brighton's treasured Great Western Sugar Company was placed on Colorado's Most Endangered Places List on February 4, 2016.  For more information and to see other Colorado Endangered Places, click on the following link: 


   CALLING ALL HISTORY BUFFS - Brighton Historic Preservation Commission seeks volunteers

 The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) has announced its newly developed volunteer program.

The program will begin Thursday, Nov. 6 and held every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. thereafter. Volunteers are not required to commit to the program in advance but instead encouraged to drop-in when their schedule permits.  

Each volunteer will be asked to help organize, archive and scan historical documents.

“This is a unique opportunity to sort through the treasures of Brighton’s fascinating past,” said Aja Tibbs, Long Range and Historic Preservation Planner. “This is a great way to earn volunteer hours needed for school or to give back to your community.”

Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. There is maximum of four volunteers per session.

For more information, contact Jolie Diepenhorst at 303-655-2051. 

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
News & Publications
Brighton Downtown Properties - Historic District
Photo Brochure of Downtown Properties

Property Designation

If you are interested in designating your property, please fill out the application and questionnaire below and submit them to Aja Tibbs, Long Range / Historic Preservation Planner at the City of Brighton.  
Nomination Application 
Nomination Questionnaire
The City of Brighton has 5 buildings that have been designated as a historic landmark.  Some have been locally designated while others are even on the state and national registers.  The buildings are:  1) First Presbyterian Church, 2) Brighton Armory, 3) Brighton High School, 4) The Bromley, Koizuma/Hishinuma Farm, and 5) Adams County Courthouse.  See additional history on the properties by clicking on the link below. 
Current Designated Properties
Newly added properties to the list of designated historic landmarks are: 6) Former Senior Center at 575 Bush Street, 7) Brighton Buddhist Church, and 8) Bicycle Shop at 119 North Main Street building. 
Are there any properties that you would add to the list?  What other historic structures are important to Brighton’s residents?   

For more information on the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission, please contact Sheryl Johnson at 303-655-2042 or Jolie Diepenhorst at 303-655-2051.