Historic Preservation Commission

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For additional Historic Preservation and Brighton City Museum information, please click here. 

Brighton Historic Preservation Commission Meetings


Agendas and Minutes:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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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.

Goals:

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

Members:

  • Sage Naumann - Chair
  • Mardita Murphy - Vice-Chair
  • Dick Hodge
  • Jo Elizabeth Pinto
  • Valerie Cooper
  • Vacant
  • Vacant - Alternate
    Vacant - Alternate
  • Ann Taddeo - City Council Representative 
  • Jan Pawlowski - City Council Alternate
  • Diana Hernandez - Youth Liason

We are currently looking for one professional member and two alternates. 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