The City of Mukilteo is considering whether to re-establish the Historic Preservation Commission. We are currently not actively accepting applications from residents and professionals in the historic preservation field to apply to serve on the Mukilteo Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants would be interviewed by the Mayor, and her recommendations sent to the City Council for appointment.
On November 19, 1990, the Mukilteo City Council established a Mukilteo Historic Preservation Commission that set forth procedures for the identification, evaluation, designation and preservation of historic places in the City for future generations. This Commission has been inactive for several years.
Role of the Historic Preservation Commission
This special commission’s role is to:
- safeguard the heritage of the City of Mukilteo as represented by those buildings, districts, objects, sites and structures which reflect significant elements of Mukilteo’s history
- foster civic and neighborhood pride in their beauty and accomplishments of the past, and sense of identity based on the Mukilteo history
- stabilize or improve the aesthetic and economic vitality and values of such sites, improvements and objects
- assist, encourage and provide incentives to private owners for preservation, restoration, redevelopment and use of outstanding historic buildings, districts, objects, sites and structures
- promote and facilitate the early identification and resolution of conflicts between preservation of historic resources and alternative land uses
- conserve valuable material and energy resources by ongoing use and maintenance of the existing built environment.
Members of the Historic Preservation Commission
The commission would consist of seven (7) members, 2 of which shall be professionals who have experience in identifying, evaluating and protecting historic resources and have a background or knowledge of history, architecture, historic preservation, planning, law and real estate. These professionals do not need to be residents of Mukilteo; the 5 at-large members must be. Terms are staggered: 3 members will be appointed to a 3-year term, 3 members will be appointed to a 2-year term, and one member to a one-year term.