Historic Preservation

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of nine Linn County residents who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a three-year term. They possess an interest or expertise in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, building rehabilitation, conservation in general, or real estate.

Core Functions

The Historic Preservation Commission works to identify, preserve, and protect historic structures in Linn County. The Commission accomplishes these goals by identifying and surveying historic properties, listing eligible properties in the National Register of Historic Places and reviewing federal undertakings that may impact historic properties.

The Commission also administers and monitors the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program.

The Commission does not oversee or regulate changes to historic buildings located in historic districts. Listing in the National Register does place not any restrictions on the use, treatment, transfer, or disposition of private property. Property owners with questions about making alterations to a building within a local historic district should contact the appropriate city government.

Commission Membership

Name Term Expires
Michael LeClere 12/31/19
Nancy K. Goodlove 12/31/19
Brent Harstad 12/31/20
Maura Pilcher 12/31/18
Connie J. Robinson 12/31/19
Patricia Soukup 12/31/18
Dick Thomas 12/31/18
Amanda Happel 12/31/20

Meetings

The Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Jean Oxley Public Service Center, 935 Second Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Agendas & Minutes