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Historic Preservation Commission

  • 7:30 PM
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • City Hall 
    1707 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • For more information, please contact staff liaison Jaemi Jackson at 847.926.1853 or by email at 
Local Historic Information
Commission Meeting Resources


  • Meghann Salamasick, Chair - Term expires 2020
  • Jean Sogin, Vice Chair - Term expires 2020*       
  • Rhoda Pierce - Term expires 2020
  • Joe Reinstein - Term expires 2021 
  • William B. Levy - Term expires 2023*
  • Annie Marshall de Armas - Term expires 2023*
  • Seth Pines - Term expires 2023*

  • Lilli Arbetter, Student Representative through June 2020    
  • Kevin Beck, Student Representative through June 2021
  • Jaemi Jackson - Staff Liaison
  • Mike Evans - Park District Liaison
  • Kim Stone - City Council Liaison

*May be re-appointed to an additional four-year term.

2020 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations Open!!!

The Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2020 Highland Park Historic Preservation Awards. These awards recognize projects that preserve, conserve and protect structures and landscapes of historic significance in Highland Park.

The 2020 Awards will recognize project five categories: Restoration, Rehabilitation, Adaptive Reuse, Landscape Restoration and New Construction.

Nominations are due Friday, October 30th.

For more information, please contact Jaemi Jackson, City Planner, at

Download the nomination form here.

Nominations can be mailed or emailed to:

Jaemi Jackson, Department of Community Development
1150 Half Day Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
Hard copy nominations can also be dropped off in the bin in the front of the Public Services Building at 1150 Half Day Road

Commission Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning historic preservation. Since its inception, the Historic Preservation Commission has actively researched local properties that may be eligible for landmark designation by the City Council. The commission's other activities include the review of proposed exterior alterations to landmarks or to contributing features in historic districts, as well as promoting community awareness of historic preservation through public education programs such as tours and lectures and sponsorship of the annual Highland Park Preservation Awards. 

If you are a Highland Park resident and would like to have your home listed as a local landmark, please fill out the landmark nomination form. City staff will perform additional research and present the nomination to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

For more information, please contact Jaemi Jackson, staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, at 847.926.1853 or by