The City of Hagerstown is currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the Historic District Commission. This important board, comprised of volunteers, reviews investment plans affecting the exterior of buildings in Hagerstown’s four historic districts for two express purposes: to preserve salient historic features and to ensure that any and all proposed new construction remains compatible with the historic character of the building and the surrounding area.
This is a position for a public service-oriented individual who is interested in preserving the attributes of Hagerstown’s historic buildings and neighborhoods while helping property owners gain approval for investment plans. All board members must have a demonstrated focus in at least one of the following areas: historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, history, planning, archaeology, anthropology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, urban design, or a related discipline. Because five of the seven current members are City of Hagerstown residents (as required), that requirement does not preclude non-City residents from applying for the present vacancy.
Historic District Commission applications are available now by calling the City Clerk’s office at 301-739-8577, ext. 113, or by visiting the City’s website at www.hagerstownmd.org.