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City of Tuscaloosa Seeking to Fill Opening for Historic Preservation Commission

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The City of Tuscaloosa is seeking a qualified individual to fill an opening on the Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Commission.  

Composed of nine members, the HPC holds monthly meetings to review and vote on all improvements and developments in the historic districts throughout the city. The HPC provides primary guidance to property owners in the planning and design of projects that are sympathetic to the special character of the City’s historic districts.

Potential new members are nominated by the mayor and appointed by the city council. All members must be residents of the City of Tuscaloosa, and must have demonstrated training or experience in history, architecture, architectural history, American studies, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, planning, archaeology, law or other related historic preservation fields. Residents of a historic district are also eligible for the position. Members do not receive compensation, although they may be reimbursed for expenses incurred on behalf of the commission.

Created in 2004, the Historic Preservation Commission provides a uniform procedure for the protection and enhancement of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects, landscape features and works of art that possess special historical, cultural or aesthetic interest or value to Tuscaloosa.  

Those interested in the position should send résumés to Heather McNutt at by Tuesday, Oct. 13. Visit or call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 for more information about the Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Commission.