Historic Preservation Board

Board Member Term Ends
Sandra Knecht April 2022
Mark Horan April 2024
Nico Kernan April 2024
Carolyn Greiner (Alternate) April 2022
Linda Murphy April 2024
James Smith (Chair) April 2022
Suzanne Stutzman April 2024
Kristen Wrona (Vice Chair) April 2022

The Historic Preservation Board is comprised of seven members and one alternate. Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are selected from within the Board by its members.


The Historic Preservation Board meets on the first Monday evening of each month to hold any scheduled public hearings. These meetings take place in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 911 10th Street in Golden at 6:30 p.m. Study sessions may be scheduled the third Monday of each month.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

To view archived agendas and minutes from meetings prior to June 2015, please visit our Document Center.

Board Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and determine the merits of sites for historic preservation designation.
  • Conduct Certificate of Appropriateness Review for work on designated sites or districts.
  • Preparing, or causing to be prepared, a comprehensive inventory of the essential structures, priority structures, and preservation areas within designated historic sites or districts.
  • Increase public awareness of the value of historic, architectural and cultural preservation.
  • Evaluate and comment on decisions by other public agencies affecting the physical development and land use patterns in or affecting designated historic sites.
  • Make recommendation to the City Council regarding:
    • The utilization of grants from Federal and State agencies, private groups, and individuals to promote the preservation of historic or architecturally significant structures in Golden.
    • The acquisition of facade easements and the imposition of other restrictions for purposes of historic preservation.
    • Property contracts for the purpose of historic preservation where private preservation is not feasible.
  • Any other function which may be designated by resolution of the City Council.

Additional Commitments

As needed, each HPB member may serve as a liaison to at least one other Board, Commission, and/or Historic Preservation group, with the expectation of regular attendance at their respective meetings. Responsibilities as a point of contact or as a member of a subcommittee may include forming a team, making contacts with entities or individuals outside of HPB, facilitating meetings or discussions, writing memos or guidelines, and some project management skills.


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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

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