Historic Preservation Board

This board recommends historic district designations and landmarks to the BCC, makes nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and decides on applications for modifications to designated properties.

The Historic Preservation Board is composed of nine members and two alternates who are nominated by members of the Board of County Commissioners and serve three-year terms.

Learn more about membership requirements, terms, and powers and responsibilities.

All citizens appointed by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners or an individual commissioner to any county board, committee, council, or authority must comply with these standards of conduct.

Meeting Dates and Submittal Deadlines

2022 Meeting Schedule
Historic Preservation Board
Meeting Date
Certificate of Appropriateness
Application Submittal Date**
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 December 29, 2021
Wednesday, February 16, 2022* January 26, 2022
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 February 23, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022* March 30, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 April 27, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022* May 25, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 June 29, 2022
Wednesday, August 17, 2022* July 27, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 August 31, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022* September 28, 2022
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 October 26, 2022
Wednesday, December 21, 2022* November 30, 2022
*Tentative meeting date to be held at the discretion of the Board Chair.
**COA application deadline is 3 weeks prior to the first HPB review.


Name Affiliation Role
Karen Williams Seel Pinellas County Commissioner Chair
John Peter Barie Retired Historic Preservation Architect Vice-Chair
Jeffrey Brown Real Estate Broker Member
David MacNamee Emergency Management Member
Allison Dolan Clearwater Historic Society Volunteer Member
Brian Smith Planning Member
Vincent Luisi Dunedin Historical Museum Member
Ramona Pletcher Real Estate Appraiser Member
Phyllis Kolianos Archaeologist Member
Gregory Cahanin Building & Fire Code Member
Claire Cohn Nonprofit Development Alternate
James Bachteler Community Advocate Alternate

Past Meetings

Date Title Attachments
February 19, 2020 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
September 16, 2020 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
May 19, 2021 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
July 14, 2021 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
September 15, 2021 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
October 20, 2021 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
November 17, 2021 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
January 19, 2022 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
March 16, 2022 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
April 20, 2022 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
July 20, 2022 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
October 19, 2022 Historic Preservation Board Agenda
November 16, 2022 Historic Preservation Board

Older meeting materials may be requested by submitting a public records request.

About the Historic Preservation Board

Pinellas County enjoys a rich and diverse culture and historic past. The historical, cultural, and aesthetic heritage is among its most valued assets. Few urban areas today boast such unique perspectives of the past. Because of widespread growth and redevelopment in recent years, it is critical to the future of our county that we preserve and maintain significant elements of its history where possible. The Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan provides a foundation for the county’s historic preservation policy.

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The Historic Preservation Board welcomes input from all citizens and the perspectives of those who can continue to enhance the rich heritage of Pinellas County.

If you have comments, questions, ideas, or concerns, contact us at historic@pinellascounty.org or call
Pinellas County Planning at (727) 464-8200.

Additional Information


Designating Sites as Landmarks

Each year, the board identifies buildings and sites that it will recommend for designation as landmarks to the Board of County Commissioners.

Design Guidelines

Following designation as a landmark, staff work with property owners who may wish to rehabilitate their homes or make alterations.

Tax Exemption

Unincorporated Pinellas Preservation Ad Velorem Tax Credit Application Form (1/2019)

Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is a document stating that the proposed work is appropriate for the historic district and meets local code criteria.

Learn More About Historic Preservation