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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Calling All History Lovers!

Do you love local history?  Appreciate old houses and architecture?  

The City of Cheney is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission is the appointed body charged with identifying and encouraging conservation of the community’s cultural resources. Members of this board are appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms. 

The major responsibility of the Commission is to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the city's historic resources by initiating and maintaining a register of historic places and reviewing proposed changes to register properties; to raise community awareness of the city's history and historic resources; and to serve as the city's primary resource in matters of history, historic planning, and preservation. The Commission meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, from 5:15 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m.

At least three members of the Commission must be professionals in fields such as history, architecture, architectural history, historical preservation, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, American studies, law, and real estate. All members of the Commission must have a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation and possess qualities of impartiality and broad judgment.

If you are interested, please apply online here, or call the Mayor’s Office at 509-498-9200 to have an application form sent to you. Useful information about the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission can be found here.

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