Preservation Commission


  • 5:00 pm
  • Third Wednesday of every month
  • Generally meets in the City Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall
 2019 Meeting Dates
Certificate of
Appropriateness Deadline
Meeting Dates
January 9 January 16
February 13 February 20
March 13 March 20
April 10 April 17
May 8 May 15
June 12 June 19
July 10 July 17
August 14 August 21
September 11 September 18
October 9 October 16
November 13 November 20
December 11 December 18

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.

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Prior to January 18, 2018  
Minutes are also available following approval.
Most Recent Minutes | View All Prior to November 16, 2017 


  • Robert Braun
    Term expires  2020
  • Addison Kimmel 
    Term expires March 2022
  • Susan Swords 
    Term expires March 2019
  • John Daley
    Term expires March 2020
  • Linda Anderson                           Term expires March 2020
  • Margaret Morse
    Term expires March 2020
  • Elizabeth Anne DeLong (Chair)                Term expires March 2022
  • Paul Fessler
    Term expires March 2022
  • Diane Oestreich
    Term expires  2022




Associate Members

  • Jeff Dismer (Architect)
    Term expires May 2020
  • Deb Kuntzi
    Term expires May 2020