Historic Preservation Commission

Background and Purpose

The Historic Preservation Commission is a seven member commission of citizens appointed from throughout the city, with professional training or a special interest in history, architecture, archeology, or historic preservation. They work with the City’s Historic Preservation Specialist to identify grants, historic preservation outreach opportunities, and areas of the city that could benefit from historic surveys or historic rehabilitation tax credits. The Commission meets quarterly.

In 2022 the Commission won a national award for their Designing Decatur booklet. This publication showcased twenty historic sites in our city, in celebration of our 200th anniversary.

Visit the Historic Preservation Downloads page for access to helpful documents, maps, and resources.

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Calendar 2024

March 12, 2024
June 11, 2024
September 10, 2024
December 10, 2024

Meetings occur at 4pm in Council Chambers, 1st floor of City Hall and are open to the public.

For more information, please contact (256) 341-4968 or historicpreservation@decatur-al.gov .