About the Historic Resources Advisory Board

The Historic Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) is an eight-member (including one youth member) citizen advisory body 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.

Meetings are now held on the second Wednesday of every other month:  January, March, May, July, September and November.   Meetings are held at City Hall, 380 A Avenue, in the Municipal Courtroom or the City Council Chamber (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:

  • Char Green, Chair
  • Rachel Verdick, Vice Chair
  • Chester Benson
  • Kasey Holwerda
  • Sharon Lumbantobing
  • Jeannie McGuire
  • Linda Preisz
  • Elizabeth Miller, Youth Member

Council Liaison - Skip O'Neill
Staff Liaison - Paul Espe

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