Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC)

About the Commission

The HAHC is a 13-member board that issues Certificates of Appropriateness and reviews Historic District, Landmark, Protected Landmark, and Archaeological Site designation applications.

Current Commission Members

  • Minnette Bickel Boesel – Chair, Professional Historian
  • Rob D. Hellyer – Vice Chair, Remodeler/Builder
  • Jorge Garcia-Herreros – Professional Archaeologist
  • Edie Archer – Cultural History Organization Representative
  • David Bucek – Registered Architect
  • Sue Lovell – Commercial Business Representative
  • John Cosgrove – Professional Real Estate Appraiser
  • Emily Ardoin – Preservation Specialist
  • Ann Collum – Citizen Representative
  • Brie Kelman – Citizen Representative
  • Charles Stava – Citizen Representative
  • Ben Koush – Citizen Representative

Ex-Officio Members

  • Laney McAdow Chavez – Archivist, Houston Metropolitan Research Center
  • Beth Wiedower – National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Margaret Wallace Brown – Deputy Director, Planning and Development

Executive Secretary

  • Patrick Walsh, P.E. – Director, Planning and Development

HAHC 2016 Annual Report


HAHC Meeting Schedule

Certificate of Appropriateness applications are due are due 22 calendar days in advance of the meeting by 12 PM (noon) on the deadline date.

Meetings are held at 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted) at City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby Street, City Council Chambers, Public Level.

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