Historic Preservation Review Board

Regular Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
  • Town Council Chambers
    60 Second Street
    Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Margie Martin, Chair
    Term expires: March 31, 2017
  • David Harsh
    Term expires: March 31, 2017
  • Jeff Iverson
    Term expires: March 31, 2017

  • Steven Revella
    Term expires: March 31, 2016
  • Mike Vouri
    Term expires: March 31, 2016
  • Peggy Sue McRae, Recording Secretary
  • Sandy Strehlou, Historic Preservation Coordinator

Background & Mission

In 1998, the Town of Friday Harbor (TFH) created a Historic Preservation Program and the Historic Preservation Review Board to serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council. The Board considers and recommends measures and incentives that will encourage and foster preservation of historic structures, sites, or districts, and conducts design review for construction projects in the Historic District.


The HPRB is assigned the following responsibilities:
  • Identify and regulate historic districts or neighborhoods, as well as individual building sites
  • Maintain an inventory of historic places or landmarks
  • Implement and maintain an appropriate local preservation program
  • Create and implement a local registry of historic places/landmarks
  • Advise the Council on incentives to encourage the preservation of existing inventoried structures or sites
  • Assist property owners in complying with the intents and purposes of the historic preservation element of the TFH's Comprehensive Plan using design review and other tools and processes
  • Generally promote preservation of the Town's unique historic character and resources

Board Member Qualifications & Term Length

The Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) is a five-member volunteer board appointed by the Town Council. Members of the HPRB shall serve terms of two years. Election of officers shall take place once each year on the occasion of the first meeting in April of each calendar year. The term of office of each officer shall run until the subsequently election.


The Council shall appoint members with qualifications, skills or demonstrated experience and interest in one or more of the following categories:
  • Architecture/architectural history
  • Construction
  • Design review
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical research
  • Landscape design
  • Local history
  • Planning
  • Real estate
A minimum of one member must be a Friday Harbor resident. Membership in the San Juan Historical Society is preferred, but not required.