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.
- Read more about Historic Preservation in Walla Walla
- Access the Historic Preservation Commission agendas and minutes
- View a map of historic properties on WISAARD
- John Knapp, Chair
- Roger Sexton
- Elbert Hardin
- Brian Mahoney
- Shane Laib
- Linda Newcomb
- Larry Wachtel
- Walla Walla Municipal Code Chapter 2.27, Historic Preservation Commission
- Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data
- Preservation Briefs - National Park Service guidance on restoring, preserving, and rehabilitating historic buildings.
- 2017 Downtown Intensive Level Survey Report
- 2015 Germantown Reconnaissance Level Survey Report
- 2013 HPC Priority Report
- 2013 Green's Park Addition Reconnaissance Level Survey Report
- 2008 Downtown Reconnaissance Level Survey Report