Historic Resources Advisory Board

The Historic Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) is an eight-member citizen advisory body, including one youth member, appointed by the City Council. It meets to promote and foster the historic, educational, architectural, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the identification, preservation, restoration, and protection of those structures, sites, objects, and districts of historic and cultural interest within the city.

Qualifications for Regular Members

No less than a majority of the members of the Historic Resources Advisory Board shall be residents of the City of Lake Oswego. Any members not residing in the City shall reside within the City’s Urban Services Boundary. At least one member shall be an architect with knowledge of historic restoration.

No person shall be appointed to a position on a particular board or committee for more than two consecutive full terms. The Council may, in its discretion, make exceptions to this limitation in the event of extenuating circumstanced including, but not limited to, occasions when a large change in board membership creates a need to retain experienced members.

When making appointments, the Council shall consider the geographic diversity of the membership of boards, committees and commissions.

Each member must file annual Statement of Economic Interest with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Youth members under the age of 18 years of age are not required to file reports with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.  Meetings are held at City Hall, 380 A Avenue, in the Municipal Courtroom or the City Council Chambers on the first floor, generally from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Meeting time, date, and location are subject to change. Please contact staff at (503) 635-0290 to confirm meeting details.

Notices of meetings are published in the City's monthly newsletter -- Hello LO and on the Community Calendar found on the City's webpage.  Agendas are also posted on the first floor bulletin board in City Hall, the Adult Community Center and Library.

The current board members are:

  • Rachel Verdick, Vice-Chair
  • Vicki Chambers
  • Kasey Holwerda
  • Meg Matsushima
  • Jeannie McGuire
  • Chester Benson
  • Larry Snyder
  • Zev Green, Youth Member

Council Liaison - John Wendland
Staff Liaison - Paul Espe

Contact Information

Paul Espe,
Associate Planner
Phone (503) 697-6577

Iris McCaleb,
Administrative Assistant
Phone (503) 697-6591



Upcoming Events

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Oct 14 2020 - 7:00pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Nov 12 2020 - 7:00pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Dec 9 2020 - 7:00pm

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