Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings

  • 3 p.m.
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • County Administrative Building
    451 Government Way
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
  • Members of the public are welcome - and encouraged - to attend.
  • A list of meeting dates for the current year can be found here.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

Members serve three year terms, in accordance with County Resolution 2015-80 (PDF).

  • Robert Singletary, Chairman
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2018
    Expiration: December 31, 2020
    Board Member Since: 2013
    Email Robert Singletary
  • Josh Gore, Vice Chairman
    Most Recent Appointment: April 1, 2016
    Expiration: December 31, 2019
    Board Member Since: 2017
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  • Russell Brown
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1,2017
    Expiration: December 31, 2019
    Board Member Since: 2014
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  • Laurie Mauser
    Most Recent Appointment: January 1, 2018
    Expiration: December 31, 2020
    Board Member Since: 2015
    Email Laurie Mauser
  • Walter Burns                                  Most Recent Appointment:                 July 2, 2019                                    Expiration: December 31, 2021      Email Walter Burns

Purpose

The primary goals of this seven member commission are as follows:

  • To preserve, promote, and develop the historic cultural resources of Kootenai County in accordance with Idaho Code.
  • To educate the community about the importance of historic preservation through a variety of programs and public outreach.
  • To work with the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and our community partners to promote and protect historic resources in our community.
  • To maintain a current register of historic places in Kootenai County and to consider new sites for inclusion on the historic register. 

Preservation

The Council promotes historic preservation in a variety of ways: 

  • Conducting surveys of local historic properties
  • Participating in land use and planning processes undertaken by the County when these affect historic or cultural resources
  • Promoting and conducting educational programs (especially those related to historic properties within its jurisdiction)
  • Examining private lands for historical purposes (with permission of the owner or occupant)

Join Us

Participation in the Historic Preservation Commission is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in fostering a sense of pride in the diverse heritage of our community and wishing to help fulfill the goal of preserving the heritage of our County. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the regular meetings of the Commission, which are held in accordance with the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Those interested in applying for an appointment to the Commission may submit an application (PDF) to the Kootenai County Commissioners' Office.

Annual Essay Contest

Please view the Historic Preservation Commission's (HPC's) fourth annual Student Essay Contest on Kootenai County History Official Contest Winners (PDF). The theme for the 2017 to 2018 school year contest was "Kootenai County in 1910."