Historic District Commission

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Maggie Rice, Senior Planner
Phone: 784-2266
Fax: 784-2462
Email: mlewis@fortsmithar.gov

The commission is authorized to make an investigation and report on the historic significance of the buildings, structures, features, sites or surroundings included in any proposed historic district. The commission is also authorized to recommend an area or areas to be included in a historic district or districts and from time to time recommend amendments to established districts or additional districts.

Fort Smith has been designated a Certified Local Government (CLG) by the United States Department of Interior. One of the benefits of being a CLG is to be eligible for various grant funds each year. CLG’s are required to attempt to appoint preservation related professionals to their Historic District Commissions, to the extent available in the community.

The commission has five members, who are electors of the city, appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors and each serves alternate three-year terms. Members shall be electors of the City and hold no salaried or municipal office. Regular meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Darby Community Center. The study sessions are held the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Darby Community Center, 220 North 7 Street.


members  Members (5)  Term: 3 Years  Meetings: Monthly

Graham Sharum

Member

Architect

Appointed: 08/20/2002

Expiration: 07/31/2017

715 North 21St St.

Fort Smith, AR

783-2480

graham@childersarchitect.com

Charles Lane

Member

Manager, Usa Truck

Appointed: 11/21/2012

Expiration: 07/31/2017

1219 Elizabeth Lane

Fort Smith, AR 72903

471-6680

chad.lane@usa-truck.com

Cheryl Boswell

Member

Appointed: 07/21/2015

Expiration: 07/31/2018

2717 Roxbury Lane

Fort Smith, AR 72908

452-1206

cboswell0817@yahoo.com

Dianne Morrison

Member

Appointed: 04/15/2014

Expiration: 07/31/2018

901 South 26 Street

Fort Smith, AR

785-2651

dmorrison@wapdd.org

David Kerr

Member

Retired

Appointed: 06/18/2013

Expiration: 07/31/2019

523 North 5 Street

Fort Smith, AR 72901

783-6384

dhkerr720@yahoo.com