Plainfield Mayor Seeking Applicants for Historic Preservation Commission

Plainfield Mayor John Argoudelis is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Members of the HPC are appointed based on a demonstrated interest and/or professional expertise and experience in the areas of archaeology, architecture, architectural history, art, art history, building construction, engineering, finance, historical and architectural preservation, history, landscape architecture, law, planning, real estate, and/or urban design.

Commission members attend monthly Historic Preservation Commission meetings and additional committee meetings to review applications and make recommendations on requests for local landmark and historic district designations, certificates of appropriateness, and other preservation matters. The Commission hears testimony from residents, developers, staff, and affected or interested neighbors or surrounding property owners.  A Commissioner is required to have an open mind, demonstrated interest, an understanding of the Village’s Historic Preservation Ordinance, and good judgment in the public interest while fostering an intellectual and factual examination of the issues together with other commissioners in a public setting.

The Historic Preservation Commission currently has one opening. Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted through October 31, 2023. The position is unpaid. Those interested in applying to become a Historic Preservation Commissioner may send a letter of interest and a brief professional resume to Village Clerk Michelle Gibas via email at [email protected].