Historic District Commission

The Hagerstown Historic District Commission is responsible for guiding the City's historic districts and landmark properties.  The Commission members are appointed by the Mayor & City Council for three-year terms.  All members must demonstrate a special interest in historic preservation and/or specific knowledge or professional/academic training in fields such as history, architecture, architectural history, planning, archaeology, curation, conservation, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban design, or related disciplines.

HDC Bylaws Updated March 23, 2023


MemberTerm Expires
Michael Gehr, Chairperson
June 30, 2024
Leslie Allen, Vice ChairpersonAugust 27, 2023
Doug CarrollJune 30, 2026
Glen GrantJuly 26, 2025
Chris GeorgeNovember 30, 2023
Robert E. PowellJune 30, 2026
Matthew Sherman July 26, 2025
Ex-Officio Member - Tracy Carr (signs)June 30, 2025
Ex-Officio Member - Daniel Matonak (structural engineer)June 30, 2024
Consultant - Paula Reed  -


The Historic District Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 4:30 p.m

While the City is no longer under a Civil Emergency for the pandemic, it is still advisable for visitors to City Hall to take precautions as suggested by the CDC.  Social distancing and masking are recommended, although not required at this time.

Agendas, Minutes & Annual Reports:

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

02.22 2024 Meeting Packet

Minutes | Archives

Membership and Appointment:

Should you be interested in applying to serve as a volunteer committee member for the Hagerstown District Commission, please fill out the Boards and Commissions Resume of Interest Form.