Historic Preservation Commission

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Unscheduled Vacancy - Historic Preservation Commission (12/26/2017)

An unexpected vacancy has occurred on the Historic Preservation Commission, following the resignation of a Commissioner before the scheduled end of term.

The City encourages residents to apply to fill the open seat, which has an unexpired term ending June 30, 2020.

Applications are due before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, and may be dropped off at City Hall or emailed directly to the City Clerk. Interviews are scheduled for January 22nd and a recommendation for appointment will be presented to the City Council at their meeting on February 2nd.

Due to the technical nature of the commission, a Supplemental Application is required. For details on who is eligible to serve, and for the required forms, click below. For more information, please call (626) 932-5505.

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for administering Monrovia's Historic Preservation and Demolition Review Ordinances.  Included in their purview is the approval of exterior changes to historic landmarks, design review for building facades in Old Town along Myrtle Avenue.  The Commission also reviews all applications for historic landmark designation and Mills Act Contracts and makes a recommendation to the City Council on the request.

Seven Monrovia residents are appointed to serve on the Monrovia Historic Preservation Commission.  All positions are volunteer and receive no compensation.  An elected official of the City may not serve on an advisory body concurrent with their elected term, and a Commissioner may serve on only one advisory body at a time.

Historic Preservation Commissioners are expected to have experience or knowledge in historic preservation-related disciplines such as architecture, history or urban planning, or have other experience or knowledge related to preservation.

The Commission meets every other month on the Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue. Additional Historic Preservation Commission meetings are scheduled monthly as needed.

For more information, please call (626) 932-5565 or email planning@ci.monrovia.ca.us.


  • Marianne Lee, Chair
  • Mark Houston, Vice Chair
  • Vicky Hansen
  • Sergio Jimenez
  • Daniel Ryan
  • Penny Zuk



Planning Division
(626) 932-5565
415 South Ivy Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016