The purpose of the Great Falls/Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission is to provide a leadership role in preservation of cultural, historic and pre-historic sites, structures, buildings and districts within the City and County.
Created by Ordinance 2522, passed on October 18, 1988, amended by Ordinance 2563 on April 23, 1990 , then amended by Ordinance 2652 passed on April 20, 1993. Revised by Ordinance 2923, September 2005 (Land Development Code OCCGF 17.12.4)
- Second Wednesday of each month in the Rainbow Room of the Civic Center.
- Typically do not meet in July and December.
The Commission consists of nine members, four members are appointed by the County Commission and four members are appointed by the City Commission. Members serve three year terms. The ninth member with professional architectural expertise is chosen by a majority of the other eight members. The members expertise/qualifications lie in the following areas: history, planning, archaeology, architecture, architectural history, historic archaeology or other history preservation-related disciplines such as cultural geography or cultural anthropology. Ownership of property nominated to the National Register of Historic Places may also qualify a person to serve on this commission.