Historic Preservation Commission

Regular Meetings


A regular schedule of the Montpelier Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC) has not yet been established; they meet on an as-needed basis. The CLG program requires that the commission meet at least 4 times a year. It is quite likely the commission will want to meet more often because of the many topics to explore and activities to undertake.

The MHPC receives limited staff support by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Members


The MHPC can have no less than 3 or no more than 7 members, as appointed by the City Council for terms of 3 years. Members must reside in Montpelier and have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation, whether as professionals or lay persons. To the extent possible, at least a majority of the members should be professionals from the disciplines of history, archaeology, architectural history, architecture, and historical architecture. Members representing other historic preservation related disciplines, such as urban planning, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, or cultural anthropology, and lay members are encouraged.

When a discipline is not represented on the commission, the commission must seek the assistance of the Division in obtaining the necessary expertise when considering National Register nominations and other actions that will impact properties which are normally evaluated by a professional in such discipline.
  • Eric Gilbertson, acting Chair
    Term expires: 9/22/2018
  • James Duggan 
    Term expires: 9/22/2018
  • Anthony Otis 
    Term expires: 9/22/2017
  • Elizabeth Peebles 
    Term expires: 9/22/2019
  • David Carris 
    Term expires: 9/22/2018

About the Commission


The Montpelier Historic Preservation Commission's main role is planning and advocacy for the protection and appreciation of Montpelier's historic and architecturally significant resources. How this is to be accomplished is a broad charge. The creation of the MHPC and commitment to the preservation of historic resources enabled the City of Montpelier to become a Certified Local Government (CLG) in 2004. The CLG program provides technical assistance and funding for a wide variety of projects including surveys, National Register nominations, design guidelines, educational programs, training, etc.

The Commission recently completed a long standing project to update the City's National Register Historic District. The update amended the boundary to include an additional thirty-six historic resources and updated previously documented resources for the entire district.  The revised nomination and map are included below;


Historic Preservation Commission Vacancies

The City of Montpelier is seeking individuals interested in filling one 3-year term and one 2-year term on the Historic Preservation Commission.  Please submit a letter of interest with a brief resume by noon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to the City Manager’s Office, City Hall - 39 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or via e-mail to jgranfield@montpelier-vt.org. The City Council will make these appointments at their September 13th meeting; applicants will be notified and are encouraged to attend.  All municipal meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and are held in accordance with the public meeting and public records laws.  If you have questions, call the Planning and Development office at 223-9506.