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Current Members

  • Bethene Campbell
  • Marjorie Thomas-Candau
  • Eric Leon Chastain
  • Joan Cooley
  • Robert Jones
  • Glen Spieth

Council Liaison

  • Councilmember John Simpson


The role of the Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board is to:

Advise the City Council, the City Manager and City staff in connection with protection and preservation of historical landmarks in Lakewood and establishing procedures for designation and preservation of landmarks. This includes:

  1. Holding public hearings on nominations for designation and applications for certificates of appropriateness.
  2. Authorizing, subject to the availability of funds budgeted for that purpose and approval of the expenditure by the City Council, to expend monies to compensate experts to provide technical assistance to property owners in connection with requests for certificates of appropriateness.
  3. Approving, denying, amending or terminating the designation of a historic resource as a landmark or community landmark after a public hearing.


(Click here  and scroll down to "Advisory Board Agendas and Minutes")


Three members shall be professionals who have experience in identification, evaluation and protection of historic resources and have a background among the fields of history, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, landscape architecture, American studies, law or other historic preservation-related disciplines. All other members shall have a demonstrated interest in historic preservation.




Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Terms of Office

Appointments of Board members shall be made for a three-year term. Each regular member shall serve until his or her successor is duly appointed and confirmed. Appointments shall be effective on January 1 of each year. In the event of a vacancy, an appointment shall be made to fill the vacancy in the same manner and with the same qualifications as if at the beginning of the term, and the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall hold the position for the remainder of the unexpired term. Any members may be reappointed regardless of the number of terms previously served. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation.


Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, City of Lakewood, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, or at /documents/city_council/notices_of_vacancies/Application_for_Appointment_3_31_15.pdf

For further information

Contact Community Development at (253) 512-2261