Historic Preservation Commission


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • First Thursday of each month
  • City Council Chambers
    140 W Pine St.
    Missoula, MT 59802

Agendas and Minutes

View current Agendas and Minutes.
Please contact the Historic Preservation Officer for minutes prior to 2013.

Most recent agendas and minutes can be found by using the search function on the left side of the linked page. Click on the board you are interested in and select a date range to find specific documents.


The Historic Preservation Commission is charged with establishing a local historic preservation program, integrating historic preservation into local, state and federal planning and decision-making processes.

The historic preservation program is designed to promote the preservation of historic and prehistoric sites, structures, objects, buildings and historic districts. The Historic Preservation Commission is formed of volunteers from Missoula's neighborhoods, businesses and preservation professionals, and was established by the Missoula City Council in 1989.

Historic Preservation Commission Geographic Region Map


  • Seven members, two alternates
  • Two-to-three-year terms staggered
All Historic Preservation Commission members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. Members shall serve as individuals, not as advocates for any specific jurisdiction, neighborhood, or association. Historic Preservation Commission members are appointed by City Council, unless specified by MMC 20.90.030.

Members Start of Term End of Term
James R. McDonald - Professional Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2018
Joshua Pollarine - Southeast Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2018
Steve Adler - Professional Jan. 1, 2016 Dec. 31, 2018
Vacant - Northeast Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
Cheryl Cote - Southwest Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
Julia McCarthy-McLaverty - At Large Feb. 6, 2017 Dec. 31, 2019
Scott Loken - Northwest Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2016
Paul Filicetti - Downtown Feb. 6, 2017 Dec. 31, 2019
Cathy Bickenheuser - Professional Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2017
Solomon Martin - Alternate 1 March 6, 2017 Dec. 31, 2019
Vacant - Alternate 2 Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2017


Missoula Municipal Code (MMC)

City Council Committee

Land Use and Planning

For more information please contact Amy Scherrer, the Historic Preservation Officer, at escherrer@ci.missoula.mt.us, or at
(406) 552-6630.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the 
vacant positions we are recruiting now.