Historic Resource Review Committee


  • 3 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Douglas County Courthouse

    Justice Building, Room103
    1036 SE Douglas Avenue
    Roseburg, OR 97470

Meetings of the Committee are open to the public. The Committee meets three or four times a year in addition to required semi-annual meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The membership of the Historic Resource Review Committee, the area they represent and position they hold are as follows:

  • Judith Bacon, Historic Society Representative
    Represents Roseburg-Douglas
  • Gerald Briggs, At Large
    Represents South County
  • Cynthia Gardiner, Historic Society Representative
    Represents Calapooya
  • Betty L. Mack, At Large
    Represents Callahan
  • Shirley Lindell, History Instructor
    Represents North County
  • Aileen Palmer, At Large
    Represents North County
  • Robert Van Norman, Tribal Representative
    Represents South County


The Committee consists of seven appointed voting members and the directors of the Douglas County Museum and Planning Department.

The County’s Historic Ordinance (PDF) provides that voting members shall include:

  • 1 professional historian or history instructor
  • 1 representative of an organized and active Indian tribe
  • 2 representatives of historically oriented organizations
  • 3 citizens at large possessing a broad knowledge or architecture, archaeology, law/finance or local history and who have an interest in conserving the County’s cultural and historical resources

The term of appointment is four years.


The duties of the Committee are carried out in the course of regular workshop meetings. Their responsibilities include:

  • Evaluation of the County’s Inventoried historic resources
  • Recommendation to the Board of resources deserving Douglas County protection
  • Promotion of historic district formation
  • Consideration of nomination to the County Historic Register
  • Review of decisions regarding demolition and alteration permit requests that are appealed to the Committee

The Committee also participates in the State’s Historic Recognition Program. The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation requests and considers the Committee evaluation of County resources in their recommendation of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Citizen Involvement

Committee participation is a vital part of the nationwide preservation program. Citizens, interested in Douglas County’s history, have an opportunity through Committee participation to be active in the preservation of the County’s heritage of historic resources.