The Tulsa Preservation Commission is a 11 member board of the City of Tulsa. Its membership is designed to reflect a broad variety of professional interests and specialties, such as architecture, real estate, and history, and to balance those interests with the needs of Tulsa’s historic neighborhoods and landmarks.
Nine members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, and two members are appointed by the Arts Commission of the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. Commissioners serve staggered three-year terms and attend two meetings each month, in addition to training and committee assignments.
If you are interested in serving on the Tulsa Preservation Commission, please contact Preservation Staff (918) 576-5685 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Mayor’s Office at (918) 596-2100 or email email@example.com. You must be a resident of the City of Tulsa and meet professional or property ownership requirements. A demonstrated interest in preserving Tulsa’s historic resources for the benefit of the greater community is required.
Current Members of the Tulsa Preservation Commission
|Robert Shears, ASLA, Chairman||Licensed Landscape Architect|
|Mike Craddock, Vice-Chairman||Licensed Real Estate Broker|
|David Schoell, Secretary||Historic Property Owner|
|Jim Turner, AIA||Licensed Architect|
|David Pounds||Historic Property Owner|
|Tom Neal, AIA||Architectural Historian|
|Susan McKee||Historic Property Owner|
|John Snyder||Historic Property Owner|
|Ted Reeds II, AIA||TMAPC|
|Michael Birkes, AIA||Arts Commission|
Historic Preservation Permit Subcommittee Neighborhood Representatives
The Tulsa Preservation Commission has a special committee to provide preliminary review of applications for new construction, additions and complex projects to existing houses. Each officially recognized homeowners’ association within the Historic Preservation Zoning Overlay districts may nominate a volunteer to serve on this committee. These volunteers are not appointed Commissioners but instead serve as liaisons for their respective neighborhoods. The Tulsa Preservation Commission is currently enjoying the participation and input of the following HP Permit Subcommittee Neighborhood Representatives:
|Chip Atkins||Swan Lake|
|Sally Heard Davies||North Maple Ridge|
|Katelyn Parker||Brady Heights|