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About the commission

The Landmarks Commission was established to:

  • safeguard the city’s historic and cultural heritage;
  • foster civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past;
  • protect and enhance the city’s attractions; strengthen the economy of the city and property values;
  • and promote the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the city.

Upcoming meetings

The Landmarks Commission usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m..

June 5, 2024, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

July 3, 2024, 6:00pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Staff liaison

Alyssa Schrems
Planner II
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Before beginning any exterior renovation project that would change the appearance, material, or character of a historic structure, please contact Community Development to discuss your project and schedule site visits.


NameAppointedByExpiresFull Term*
Camron Settlemier   VC
local history
5/10/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2024
Mason Cox  
5/10/2023Ward 3-a12/31/2024
Bill Ryals  
9/12/2012Ward 1-b12/31/2025 4th
Chad Robinson   C
2/12/2020Ward 2-b12/31/2025 2nd
Rayne Legras  
real estate
4/14/2021Ward 3-b12/31/2025 1st
Cathy Winterrowd  1/24/2024Mayor12/31/2026 1st
Richard Engeman  1/24/2024Ward 1-a12/31/2026 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): AMC 2.76

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 3 years.
*(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: Each member shall have demonstrable knowledge, interest, or competence in historic preservation and additionally in one of the following fields: architecture, landscape architecture, history, art history, education, construction, real estate, development, urban planning, archaeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, local history, or related disciplines.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OGEC) requires members of this group to complete a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) for the State of Oregon.

Meeting materials

May 1, 2024    
April 3, 2024   
March 6, 2024   
February 7, 2024   
January 3, 2024   
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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Member Training

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