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City seeks members for Historic Preservation Committee


The City of Las Cruces is accepting applications for its Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), the city said in a March 6 news release.

HPC evaluates and reviews implementation of the city’s historic preservation practices and policies, the city said. It was established in December 2019 when the city council adopted a historic preservation ordinance, the news release said.

HPC meets each month to review and evaluate any open certificate of appropriateness applications that potentially will affect buildings and property located within the city’s historic districts, the city said.

Commission members may expect to meet in work sessions throughout the calendar year.

The city prefers that anyone serving on HPC possess a background in architecture, history, preservation law, architectural history, historic preservation, real estate, archaeology, land-use planning, structural engineering, landscape architecture and/or other related fields, the news release said. Residency within a historic district and/or involvement in a history-based organization would also qualify an interested candidate for service on the commission, the city said.

The HPC consists of seven members appointed for three-year terms by the mayor with the consent of the city council. Commission members are limited to two consecutive three-year terms but are eligible for reappointment after a minimum of a one-year layoff from the commission, the news release said.

Eligible members may reside within the city limits or extraterritorial zone.

HPC membership applications may be obtained at https://onboard.las-cruces.org/board/2648.

For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 575-541-2115 and crivera@lascruces.gov.