Historic Preservation Commission

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Brighton Historic Preservation Commission Meetings

Agendas and Minutes:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Our Mission: The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission seeks to preserve the heritage of Brighton for future generations.

Our Purpose: To oversee the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of historic sites and structures in Brighton. To encourage and promote general interest and collect data for the history of Brighton.

Our Vision: To develop a community where preservation is an integral part of community and economic development and where the economic benefits of preservation are celebrated.


The goals of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission are to:

  • designate, preserve, protect, enhance, and perpetuate those sites, structures, objects, and districts of the City;
  • foster civic pride in the beauty of the past;
  • stabilize the economic vitality of such sites;
  • enhance the City’s attraction to tourist and visitors;
  • promote the use of outstanding historic or architectural sites;
  • cooperate with state and federal historic preservation efforts; and,
  • maintain Certified Local Government (CLG) Standards.

Commission Responsibilities: 

The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for: 

  • reviewing resources designating historic sites and making decisions on alterations to historic sites
  • assisting owners of historic properties on physical or financial aspects of historic preservation
  • developing and assisting in public education programs focused on historic preservation


  • Sage Naumann - Chair
  • Mardita Murphy - Vice-Chair
  • Dick Hodge
  • Jo Elizabeth Pinto
  • Valerie Cooper
  • ToniJean Kile
  • Katherine (Kat) Lewis - Alternate
  • Amber Robbins - Alternate
  • Ann Taddeo - City Council Representative 
  • Jan Pawlowski - City Council Alternate
  • Diana Hernandez - Youth Liason

We are currently looking for one professional member.  If you are interested in being a member of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission, please click on the Vacancies tab in the left column and you will be redirected to a page with the requirements, vacancy information, and application.

Historic Preservation Commission Application Questions (PDF)

Historic Preservation Office and Staff:

  • Emma Lane, Senior Planner - Historic Preservation
  • Shannon McDowell - Senior Long Range Planner 
  • Bill Armstrong, Museum Specialist
  • Jordan Kowalenko, Administrative Assistant