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Landmarks Preservation Commission

Established as a part of the County government in 1976, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approves the inclusion of historic properties along with their Historic Environmental Settings (HES) on the Preliminary Landmarks List and the formation of County historic districts. The LPC also approves exterior alterations affecting any structures on the Preliminary or Final Baltimore County Landmarks List and all developments including exterior alterations, within County historic districts. Learn more about Baltimore County, Maryland and National Historic Properties and Districts.

Commission Meetings

Meetings of the LPC are generally held on the second Thursday of the month excluding August and December. A tentative agenda is available a week before the meeting.

Members

The LPC consists of 15 volunteer members, each of whom, as required by Section 3-3-1202 of the County Code, "shall possess demonstrated interest, knowledge or training in historic preservation, history, architecture, conservation or related disciplines." Each member of the County Council appoints an LPC member from the respective council district, and the County Executive appoints the remaining eight members. LPC members serve a maximum of three consecutive four-year terms. They may continue to serve after their term expires until their successors are appointed. The members elect the Chair and Vice Chair annually in the Commission’s meeting in January. Apply for a vacancy online.

Name

Date Appointed

Current Term Expires

Appointed By

John Holman

 07/01/2019

06/30/2023

Council District 5

Vincent Johnson

11/05/2019

06/30/2023

Executive appointment

Rob Brennan, AIA
Chair

06/01/2008

06/30/2021

Council District 1

Faith Nevins Hawks

09/21/2016

06/30/2021

At-large representative 
of residents

Marina Novaes

11/01/2019

06/30/2022

Executive appointment

Wendy McIver

09/01/2016

06/30/2020

Council District 3

Ed Hord, FAIA

02/05/2013

06/30/2023

Architect

Mitchell J. Kellman
Vice-Chair

08/28/2014

06/30/2022

At-large representative
of residents

Stephen P. Myer

08/27/2012

06/30/2023

Agriculture

Cathryn Pinheiro

02/13/2019

12/31/2020

Planning Board

Jon Schmidt

04/16/2019

6/30/2022

Council District 6

Raymond Scott

2/20/2019

06/30/2023

Council District 7

Qutub U.K. Syed, AIA

09/01/2003

06/30/2013

Council District 4

David Thaler

12/04/2019

6/30/2020

Executive appointment

Christopher Weston

7/1/2019

6/30/2022

Council District 2

Rules of Procedure

The Commission operates under the authority, standards, and requirements of Title 7 of Article 32 in Baltimore County law, and uses, for guidance in its decision-making, the Rules of Procedure, Historic Guidelines and Regulations and Resolutions as follows:

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has further agreed to operate by procedures as follows:

Contact Us

Contact Historic Preservation by calling 410-887-3495 or emailing histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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