Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Supervisor's Conference Room in Town Hall

The meeting is open to the public and we welcome all interested parties.

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. John R. Pinna

    Historian and Leader of the Historic Preservation

  1. Annon Adams

    Member - HPC

  1. David Dengel

    Member - HPC

  1. Daniel Fannon

    Member - HPC

  1. Lydia Higginson

    Member - HPC

  1. Yvonne Laube

    Member - HPC

  1. Coleen McCarthy

    Member - HPC

What is the Historic Preservation Commission?

The primary charge of the Town's Historic Preservation Commission is to identify, review and designate local historic landmarks that reside in the town to help preserve a historical record through the protection and preservation of specific sites, buildings and structures that have historical significance.  The Commission also reviews proposed plans that impact historical locations in the Town, and provides guidance to the Town Board regarding preservation of the historic character of the Town. 

You can read specifics regarding historical preservation and the commission in the Town Code.

Benefits of Designating a Property as a Historic Site

  1. Community Benefits
  2. Protection
  3. Tax Credit & Grants

Maintaining the historic character of the Town of Poughkeepsie is important for tourism, education, and a sense of community.

People tend to judge a community by its appearance. A well maintained historic building or collections of historic buildings attract investment by way of businesses, jobs, tourism, or people relocating to that area.

How to Designate a Property

Details on how to designate a property.

Commissioners Wanted

The Commission is seeking additional members.  Relevant experience is not necessarily required — only an interest in preserving local history.  Commission members discuss issues relating to historic properties in the Town.  Please contact the Town Historian if you are interested, including a resume.