Historic Preservation Board vacancy announced

Pinellas County is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board representing Commissioner Brian Scott. The Board is currently seeking candidates with expertise in historic preservation or who are a current historic preservation professional.

The Historic Preservation Board is a voluntary board comprised of nine members and two alternate members who each serve a three-year term. Each member of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) nominates one member, and the BCC jointly nominates two at-large members and two alternates. The BCC also annually appoints one County Commissioner to the Historic Preservation Board to serve as its Chair and ex-officio, non-voting member.

The Board is composed of community advocates, municipal representatives and historic preservation professionals with expertise and/or knowledge in the fields of archaeology, preservation architecture, history, architectural history, historical museum studies and preservation planning.

The County’s historic preservation program operates as a Certified Local Government program and meets the guidelines and criteria for this federal program with responsibilities including recommending to the BCC the designation of local historic districts and landmarks, review of proposed National Register of Historic Places nominations, reviewing and approving applications for Certificates of Appropriateness relating to proposed changes to the exterior of  locally designated properties producing educational materials, programs and publications, and other duties and responsibilities as identified in Chapter 146, Pinellas County Code.

Applications can be found online at pinellas.gov/boards-councils-and-committees and must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 15, 2023. Applicants will also need to provide a copy of their current resume. The BCC will review all applications and make its selection at an upcoming meeting.

Please note: All materials submitted to Pinellas County government are subject to the public records law of the State of Florida.