Landmark Commission

Meetings

Meetings of the Landmark Commission (LC) are held as needed.
 

Overview


The Landmark Commission promotes preservation issues of importance in the City of DeKalb. It is are charged with discussing, deliberating and taking action on preservation issues within the City. Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations.

The Landmark Commission is comprised of seven members, with each member appointed by the Mayor generally serving for a three-year term.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Reviewing nominations of historic and architecturally significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Promoting local historic districts and landmarks
  • Working with preservation education for the City of DeKalb
  • Aiding in the coordination of public and private events that have to do with historic preservation and education of the public, owners of historic landmarks, residents of historic areas, and other interested parties
To learn more about the Landmarks Commission, please refer to Municipal Code Chapter 44. Residents interested in serving on the Commission should submit a letter of interest to City of DeKalb, Community Development Director, 200 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115, or contact the Community Development Department at (815) 748-2060 for more information.

Staff Liaison

  1. Jo Ellen Charlton
    Community Development Director
    Email
    815-748-2371

    Community Development Department
    200 South Fourth Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    Phone: 815-748-2060

    Hours
    (Except holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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