Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) Vacancies

The Heritage Preservation Commission is established pursuant to the authority granted by Minnesota Statues sections 138.71 through 138.75, Minnesota Historic District Act of 1971, and Minnesota Statues section 471.193, Municipal Heritage Preservation. The commission shall perform its duties and exercise its powers as provided within the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 23, Chapter 599.

Deadline: Open until filled.


There is (1) City Council appointed vacancy for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021.

Note: Vacancies may have incumbents seeking re-appointment.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf). Be sure to save your completed PDF before you send it.

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.

Selection Process

The overall commission consists of ten (10) members, each of whom must reside in Minneapolis. Members shall be persons with demonstrated interest, knowledge, ability or expertise in historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, archaeology, urban planning, history or architecture. Of the ten (10) seats on the commission, one is an appointment made by the mayor and nine (9) are appointments made by the City Council. If available, at least two (2) appointees shall be registered architects, at least one (1) shall be a licensed real estate agent or appraiser, at least one (1) shall reside in or own a landmark or a property within an historic district, and if available at least one (1) shall be a member of the Hennepin County historical society. At this time, there is a particular need for someone who resides in a landmark property or in a historic district.

Applicants for appointment to the commission will be interviewed by a committee including a representative of the planning director and at least one (1) current member of the commission. The interview committee recommends applicants to the chair of Zoning & Planning for recommendation to the full City Council.


Meetings of the Heritage Preservation Commission are held twice per month on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. in Room 317 City Hall. Occasionally meetings are held at other locations in the City outside of City Hall. Total expected commitment for commissioners is 10-20 hours per month. All commissioners serve for a term of three years. Current appointees may seek reappointment to a subsequent three-year term for consideration by the City Council. No member shall serve more than 3 full terms consecutively. All commissioners continue in office until their successors are appointed.

Members receive $50 for each meeting they attend, not to exceed one meeting on any given day or 4 per month. Parking and transit vouchers are provided. The commission meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.

For further information see: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/hpc/


Commission Contact: Jason Wittenberg, 612-673-2297, [email protected] 

HPC Committee Clerk: Lisa Kusz, 612-673-3710, Lisa.Ku[email protected] 

Clerk Contact: 612-673-2244, [email protected] 

Additional Information

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2019



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