Historic Preservation Advisory Board

Mission

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.

Creation

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)

Meetings

  • Second Wednesday of each month in the Rainbow Room of the Civic Center.  
  • Typically do not meet in July and December.

Members

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.  

  • Carol Bronson, County  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Steven Taylor, County  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Chris Christiaens, County  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2022
  • Suzanne Waring, County  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2022
  • Ken Sievert, City  
    Permanent (Selected by Board Members)
  • Rich Ecke, City  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Ellen Sievert, City  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2024
  • Peter Jennings, City  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2023
  • Ken Robison, City  
    Term Expires: April 30, 2023

Overview

The City-County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission advises Cascade County, the City of Great Falls, and the Business Improvement District, promoting the preservation of the historic resources located within the city of Great Falls and Cascade County.   The Historic Preservation Program promotes the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, buildings and districts through the identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources within the jurisdiction of Cascade County and the City of Great Falls.

For more information contact Tom Micuda with the Historic Preservation Office at 406-455-8432.