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Applications sought to fill Cheney Historic Preservation vacancy


February 1, 2018

The city of Cheney is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on its Historic Preservation Commission. The commission is the appointed body charged with identifying and encouraging conservation of the community’s cultural resources.

Members of this board are appointed by the mayor to three year terms. The current opening fills the remaining one year of a term that was vacated, and would be eligible for reappointment to a three-year term in January 2019.

The major responsibility of the commission is to identify and actively encourage the conservation of the city’s historic resources by initiating and maintaining a register of historic places and reviewing proposed changes to register properties; to raise community awareness of the city’s history and historic resources and to serve as the city’s primary resource in matters of history, historic planning and preservation. The commission meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month, from 5:15 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m.

At least three members of the commission must be professionals in fields such as history, architecture, architectural history, historical preservation, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, American studies, law and real estate. All members of the commission must have a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation and possess qualities of impartiality and broad judgment.

To be considered for appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission, community members are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to Mayor Chris Grover, 609 Second St., Cheney, WA 99004.

Questions may be directed to Todd Ableman, public works director, at or by phone at 498-9240.


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