Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission is a citizen advisory commission that makes recommendations to City Council, the mayor and City departments on the conservation of the City's historic resources. The Commission also maintains the City of Walla Walla Register of Historic Places and processes applications for the Special Valuation Program, which provides property tax relief to property owners who have conducted substantial rehabilitation of historic properties.

The responsibilities of the Commission are outlined in Chapter 2.27 of the Municipal Code. Chapter 2.27 also outlines the process for listing properties on the register.

The Commission is made up of seven Walla Walla residents appointed by the mayor and approved by City Council. The Commission generally meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the City Service Center, 55 East Moore Street. All meetings are open to the public.

Current Members

  • John Knapp
  • Roger Sexton
  • Elbert Hardin
  • Brian Mahoney
  • Shane Laib, Vice-Chair
  • Linda Newcomb, Chair
  • Larry Wachtel




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