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Membership on the Commission is open to citizens of The City of Seward and surrounding areas.
Contact the City Clerk's Office to inquire about applying for this commission.
The Historic Preservation Commission is required to meet at least twice each year. Currently, the Commission meets on the third Wednesday of January, February, March, May, September and November with additional meetings and work sessions scheduled as needed.
The commission has the following duties:
- Surveys and inventories community historic resources;
- Reviews proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places;
- Provides advice and information regarding the identification and protection of local historic and archaeological resources;
- Supports the enforcement of state and local historic preservation laws;
- Reviews and makes recommendations about local projects;
- Develops a local historic plan; and
- May give periodic reports to the city council at the Council's regular scheduled meetings.
Learn more online via the Code of the City of Seward:
View the original site (Please note this site has broken links and needs to be updated.)
Questions? Contact the City Clerk.
- Cheryl Seese, Chair: (907)224-6826
- Sue Ward, Vice Chair: (907) 529-4233
- Wolfgang Kurtz: (907) 422-7393
- Tanguy Libbrecht: (907) 529-9709
- Iris Darling: (907) 224-7313
- Mary Ann Benoit: (907) 491-1253
Seward Historic Preservation Award
Forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office. Please submit to the City Clerk's Office prior to deadline.
Annual HP Award Nominations
Nominations for local historic preservation efforts are accepted each year in late February or early March by the Seward Historic Preservation Commission for review at the March HP Meeting.
This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward's history.
For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community. Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not be the exemplary city it is today.
Do you know an individual or organization that deserves special recognition for their work in preserving Seward history? Consider nominating them for the Historic Preservation Award!
- 2017 Historic Preservation Plan (Approved by City Council, Resolution 2017-090)
- Guide to Completing the Seward Register of Historic Places Application
- Seward Local Historic Register Application
- Seward Historic Plant & Tree Register Cover Letter and Form