Cultural Heritage Board

Principal duties of the Board include undertaking and updating historic inventories or surveys, recommending designation of Landmarks and Preservation Districts, reviewing proposed alterations to historic buildings, and promoting public awareness of preservation issues. If you are in a historic district or would like more information regarding historic districts, please see the Processing Review Procedures for Owners of Historic Properties. There are currently eight designated Preservation Districts in Santa Rosa: Burbank Gardens, Cherry Street, McDonald, Olive Park, Railroad Square, Ridgway, St. Rose, and West End. At the request of property owners, other potential districts may be considered. Preservation Districts are composed of both contributors and non-contributors to their districts. For questions about the general order of business at a Cultural Heritage Board meeting and how to address the Board at a public hearing, please see the Cultural Heritage Board General Order of Business.


Occur twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)  in the City Council Chamber; City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

Agendas, Minutes and Video 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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CHB Members: 

The Cultural Heritage Board consists of seven citizen volunteers appointed by individual City Council members based on their special expertise or interest in historical preservation. 
  • Casey Edmondson, Chair
     Appointed by Victoria Fleming
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Brian Meuser 
    Appointed by Tom Schwedhelm
    Term Expires December 31, 2022
  • Mark Debacker
    Appointed by Chris Rogers
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Laura Fennell
     Appointed by Julie Combs
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Vacant
  • John P. McHugh
    Appointed by Jack Tibbets
    Term Expires December 31, 2020
  • Curt Groninga
     Appointed by Ernest Olivares
    Term Expires December 31, 2020