Preservation Commission


  • 5:00 pm
  • Third Wednesday of every month
  • Generally meets in the City Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall

Application, Schedule & Deadlines

Certificate of Appropriateness applications are available at City Hall, second floor and online.

Meeting schedule and application deadline information is available online.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • Brent Bogan
    Term expires March 2016
  • John Strieter
    Term expires March 2016
  • Susan Swords
    Term expires March 2016
  • Anthony Heddlesten
    Term expires March 2017
  • Craig Kavensky Term expires March 2017

  • Italo (Lo) Milani
    Term expires March 2017
  • Elizabeth Anne DeLong Term expires March 2018
  • Paul Fessler
    Term expires March 2018
  • Brian Leech
    Term expires March 2018

Associate Members

  • Daryl Empen (Former Chairman)
    Term expires May 2016
  • Linda Anderson
    Term expires May 2016
  • Jeff Dismer (Architect)
    Term expires May 2016
  • Diane Oestreich (Pres. Society)
    Term expires May 2016

Commission Responsibilities

The Rock Island Preservation Commission was created in 1984 for the purpose of identifying such property, structures or areas within the City of Rock Island, Illinois that are historically significant.

The Preservation Commission performs the landmark designation of significant property, structures and historic districts and advises the City Council if such designations are appealed. It is the duty of the Preservation Commission to protect the distinctive visual characteristics of landmarks and historic districts by reviewing, giving advice and passing upon changes to their exterior architectural appearance. The Preservation Commission also takes a lead role in educating the public as regards the architectural and historical heritage of our community.