Historic Preservation Commission

VaLiThe Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for conducting studies for the identification, evaluation, registration, and designation of historic landmarks and historic districts. They proceed at their own initiative or upon petition from any person, agency, or organization; and make recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer for the listing of a property on the National Register of Historic Places. They also review applications for a certificate of appropriateness to alter designated historic landmarks or to alter buildings, structures, objects, and/or sites within a designated historic district. The duties of the Historic Preservation Commission are included in Chapter 2.84 of the Municipal Code.  As a Certified Local Government (CLG), the Commission must meet at least three (3) times per year.

Commission Members

Cheryl BensonDecember 31, 2025
VacantDecember 31, 2024
Dan CarmichaelDecember 31, 2025
Cheryl LockwoodDecember 31, 2024
Linda Howard, AlternateDecember 31, 2024
Mark Tennison, ChairDecember 31, 2024
Carri Vande ReeDecember 31, 2024
Timothy FosterDecember 31, 2025
Pat Sodak, AlternateDecember 31, 2024


  • 12:00 noon; third Friday of the month.  Dates and times may vary.
  • Oskaloosa City Hall, 220 South Market Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Visit the "Agenda and Minutes" page of this website then scroll to the "Historic Preservation Commission" section to gain access.

Staff Liaison

Shawn Christ
Development Services Director
Email Shawn Christ

Interested in being a member of the Historic Preservation Commission? Fill out an interest form.