The City is currently accepting applications to fill four open positions on the Historic Commission.  The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Interviews will be conducted by the City Council at a date to be named following close of the recruitment period.

Copies of the application packet are available at the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, 541.726.3700 or at


The qualifications for membership on the Historic Commission include being appointees of Willamalane Park & Recreation District or Springfield School District #19; or individuals who meet professional qualifications in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, archeology, or related fields who live within the Metropolitan Area General Plan boundaries; or residents, electors, or property owners within Springfield.

The Springfield Historic Commission is appointed by the City Council and serves to advance the identification, protection, preservation, education, and interpretation of Springfield’s cultural heritage and history.  As such, the Commission organizes projects and programs to encourage stewardship of the community’s historic assets.  The Commission also reviews development and restoration requests within the Washburne Historic District and for other Springfield historic resources.  Historic Commission meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month starting at noon in City Hall.

The candidates appointed to these positions are eligible to serve up to two, four-year terms.

For more information, contact Andrew Larson at 541.736.1003 or at