Historic Preservation Board


The board shall be composed of seven members who are city residents and/or persons who own property within the city, appointed by the city council considering the following:

  1.   A demonstrated interest in historic preservation;
  2.   A professional mix that provides for expertise in the fields of architecture, planning, engineering, law, or finance, to the extent reasonable and possible; and
  3.   Representation of the community at large.

Meeting Dates

  • 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Member Term

  • 4 years (with option of reappointment)

Governing Documents


Description of Duties

  1. The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) purpose is to the preservation and protection of buildings of historic significance.
  2. The HPB shall issue a certificate of appropriateness for renovations or alterations to regulated historic structures within the Historic District.
  3. The HPB shall require evidence of a certificate of appropriateness prior to authorizing the development order of building permit approvals for historic structures.
  4. All minutes of the Historic Preservation Board shall be filed with the Planning and Development Department.

Note: Appointed members of City boards and committees are required by law to file a financial disclosure with the Florida Commission on Ethics. The reporting form and instructions will be sent to appointed members each year through the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office.

If you are interested in serving on any of the Boards, please call 983-5411 or fill out the Board Survey form (PDF). 

MembersExpiration Dates
John Ellis  (Chair)September 11, 2023
Theresa MessickOctober 7, 2023
Cassandra Sharp (Vice Chair)December 15, 2025
Angie HawkinsJuly 12, 2026
Carol JohnstoneNovember 14, 2025
Brian McGuire February 9, 2025