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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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The Commission generally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Lauvstad Center Conference Room at 710 Davis Ave. in Corning.

2023 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

October 10, 2023 · 10:00am
August 22, 2023 · 5:00pm
July 11, 2023 · 5:30pm
April 7, 2023 · 9:00am
March 21, 2023 · 9:00am
February 14, 2023 · 10:00am

2022 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

2021 Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

Historic Preservation Commission

Saundra Clem Leininger, Chair
Nancy Carmichael, Vice Chair
Jon Brokaw, Secretary
Dick Blazek
Marti Gebbie
Joan Haley
Roger Hull
Linda Newsome
Jim Reynolds
Raelynne Risser
Linda Sargent

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.