The Landmarks and Design Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month, and the third Tuesday of each month as needed. Meetings are held at 5:45pm, and can be attended in person at City Hall, or remotely via zoom.
Address: City Hall in the Council Chambers 501 N. Anderson Street Ellensburg, WA 98926
Ellensburg is a Certified Local Government (CLG), which means the local Ellensburg historic preservation commission (LDC) is certified by the National Park Service and State Preservation Office for the historic preservation education, outreach, and technical assistance they provide to their community. Responsibilities of a CLG include maintaining a qualified historic preservation commission, surveying local historic properties, conducting local design review, reviewing National Register Nominations, educating the commission and public, and providing for public participation in historic preservation activities.
Being a CLG means Ellensburg has access to resources and expertise from the state preservation office DAHP (Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation), and can apply for CLG grant funding and resources on a yearly basis to help complete projects on a local level. Together, the LDC and DAHP advocate for the preservation of Ellensburg’s precious historic resources. The Landmarks and Design Commission strives to provide leadership for the protection and celebration of Ellensburg’s shared heritage.
Historic Property Highlight - Coming Soon!
Meet the Members
The Commission has seven members, the majority of which must be City residents. The Commission shall include:
Two property owners within the Downtown or Residential Historic Districts
Two members at large
The Landmarks and Design Commission’s members serve four-year terms. The current Commission members are: