Cultural Heritage Board

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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.

Statement of Purpose

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.

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Nov 3
  2. Cultural Heritage Board

    Regular Cultural Heritage Board meeting that occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
  1. Nov 17
  2. Cultural Heritage Board

    Regular Cultural Heritage Board meeting that occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Cultural Heritage Board Members

Brian Meuser - Chair
Appointed by Tom Schwedhelm
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Laura Fennell - Vice Chair 
Appointed by Chris Rogers
Term Expires December 31, 2021

Bonnie Boren
Appointed by Eddie Alvarez
Term Expired December 31, 2024

Maria Praetzellis
Appointed by Victoria Flemming
Term Expires December 31, 2022

Appointed by Jack Tibbetts
Term Expires December 31, 2024

Henry Huang
Appointed by Natalie Rogers
Term Expired December 31, 2024

Cappie Garrett
Appointed by John Sawyer
Term Expires December 31, 2022

Board Information and Records


Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Council Chambers*; City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, Calif. 

Watch Live Meetings

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Agendas, Minutes and Video

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

Legislative Portal

Resolution Archives

Cultural Heritage Board Resolution Archive

  1. Cultural Heritage Board

  2. Susie Murray

    Senior Planner
    Phone: 707-543-4348

  3. Mike Maloney

    Administrative Secretary