CITY OF COTTONWOOD SEEKING MEMBERS FOR ITS HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
COTTONWOOD, AZ – The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants to fill two seats on its Historic Preservation Commission, each for a full three-year term. This volunteer position is appointed by the City Council and serves without pay. At least one of the two available seats must be filled by a resident of the incorporated City of Cottonwood.
The Commission consists of seven members, five of whom shall be residents of the city. The two members whom need not be residents of the city must have substantial ties within the corporate limits of the city, such as owning real property, owning a business, employment within the city limits, or based on any other factors deemed relevant by the City Council. Professional experience in the fields of architecture, planning, history, archaeology, or construction is highly desired, but not required.
The Commission works in an advisory capacity on matters relating to historic preservation, works to increase the public awareness of the values of historic preservation efforts, assists in developing procedures to protect and enhance historic resources, and maintains a historic preservation plan for the City of Cottonwood. The Commission also reviews development within historic districts, maintains the local historic properties inventory, and assists with designating historic landmarks for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Anyone interested in serving the community is encouraged to consider applying for this volunteer position. Commission applications are available at the Human Resources Office, located at 816 N. Main Street, by calling 928-340-2713, or online at www.cottonwoodaz.gov/368/Volunteer-Opportunities. Completed applications must be submitted to the Human Resources office no later than 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
For further information about the Commission, please contact Jim Padgett in the Community Development Department at 928-634-5505, x 3320.