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Historic Preservation Commission

The mission of the Adams County Historic Preservation Commission is to exercise wise stewardship of the unique historic legacy of Adams County.

The Historic Preservation Commission will:

  • Identify, research, survey, evaluate and preserve significant structures and archeological sites.
  • Nominate those that are deemed worthy of inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Provide educational opportunities to enhance the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the county’s historical legacy.

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Meetings

The Commission generally meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Lauvstad Center Conference Room at 710 Davis Ave. in Corning.

 

2024 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

July 17, 2024 · 9:30am
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May 15, 2024 · 5:30pm
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April 24, 2024 · 4:30pm
March 20, 2024 · 5:30pm
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February 21, 2024 · 5:30pm
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2023 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

2022 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

2021 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

Historic Preservation Commission

Saundra Clem Leininger, Chair
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Nancy Carmichael, Vice Chair
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Linda Newsome, Secretary
Term Ends: 12/31/24
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Dick Blazek
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Jon Brokaw
Term Ends: 12/31/24
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Mike Cormack
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Marti Gebbie
Term Ends: 12/31/24
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Roger Hull
Term Ends: 12/31/24
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Jim Reynolds
Term Ends: 12/31/25
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Linda Sargent
Term Ends: 12/31/24
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Raelynne Risser

Commission History

In the fall of 1989, Lois Sickler and the Adams County Historical Society applied for Certified Local Government (CLG) status from the National Park Service.  On December 8, 1989, the certification was granted as the Adams County Historic Preservation Commission. 

Preservation through Partnership is the goal of the Certified Local Government program.  Local, State, and Federal governments work together to help communities in all 50 states save the irreplaceable historic character of places. The program is administrated on the federal level through the National Park Service, on the state level through the State Historical Society of Iowa, and on the local level through the county board of supervisors or through city councils.  Through the certification process, communities make a local commitment to historic preservation and demonstrate a commitment to saving what is important from the past for future generations.  As a certified county it becomes easy to demonstrate a readiness to take on successful preservation projects, helping the Adams community to be prepared to compete for new opportunities.

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