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Historic Landmark Commission

Historic Landmark Commission meetings are currently being held electronically without an anchor location.


The Historic Landmark Commission conducts design reviews of new construction or alterations to landmark sites and to properties located in Salt Lake City’s local historic districts. Any demolition within an historic district must be approved by this Commission. The Commission is also charged with monitoring the preservation of historically significant resources within the boundaries of the City and reviewing proposed regulations affecting historic preservation. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on proposals to designate additional historic properties.

Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance and Governing Documents

Policies and Procedures

Meeting Information

Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month; beginning at 5:30 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

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Attending the Meeting

The Historic Landmark Commission meets the first Thursday of every month. Historic Landmark Commission Meetings will not have an anchor location at the City and County Building, until further notice.

Commission Members will connect remotely. We want to make sure everyone interested in the Historic Landmark Commission meetings can still access the meetings how they feel most comfortable. If you are interested in watching the Historic Landmark Commission meetings, they are available on the following platforms:

• Youtube – SLC Live Meetings

• SLCtv Channel 17 Live

If you are interested in participating during the Public Hearing portion of the meetings or provide general comments, email us at or connect with us on Webex.

View instructions for how to join a virtual meeting.

About the Commission / Member Qualifications

The Historic Landmark Commission is composed of seven to eleven members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Each member serves a four-year term.

The Commission consists of citizens interested in historic preservation and knowledgeable about the heritage of the City. The Commission should include at least two architects and other members with preservation related experience and qualifications such as:

  • Archeology
  • Architectural History
  • Construction
  • History / Public History
  • Folk Studies
  • Law / Land Use Law
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Urban Planning

Residency Requirement: Each voting member shall be a resident of Salt Lake City.

For any additional information, please reference Chapter 21A.06.050.D&E.

Powers and Duties

  • Encourage proper development and maintenance of historic structures and districts.
  • Promote public awareness of historic preservation.
  • Conduct studies of significant historic elements.
  • Review demolition and alteration requests within historic districts.
  • Recommend boundaries for Historic Districts to Planning Commission.
  • When requested, make recommendations on conditional uses and other planning processes within historic districts.
  • Make recommendations on master plans and possible ordinance revisions to Planning Commission, City Council, and Mayor’s Office.

Current Members

#MemberCouncil DistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Aiden LillieD1202010 / 2024
2Babs DeLayD3202010 / 2024
3Carlton GetzD3202109 / 2025
4Michael AbrahamsonD3202110 / 2025
5Michael VelaD4201908 / 2023
6Kenton PetersD5201508 / 2023
7John EwanowskiD5202010 / 2024
8Robert HydeD6201610 / 2024


Please see above for upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this board, please fill out and submit an application online. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.

How to Become a Commissioner

Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Commission members with the advice and consent of the City Council.

View application information

Contact Information

Aubrey Clark // Administrative Secretary