Historic Preservation Commission

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Original Laughlin Round Barn (Barnes Drive, Castle Rock)

Historic Preservation Commission meetings are open to the public. Meetings are typically held every first or second Thursday at 10:00am on the third floor of the County Administration Building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA, unless otherwise indicated. 

PLEASE CLICK ON THE DATE BELOW  FOR THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AGENDA INFORMATION (INCLUDING VIRTUAL LINK)

Next Meeting:   Agenda Link February 9, 2023, 10:00 am 3rd Floor County Administration Building  


Previous Meetings:

January 12, 2023   Agenda Packet   Workshop Meeting Notes

December 8, 2023  Agenda  Draft Meeting Summary

November 3, 2022 -   Agenda

October 6, 2022 - Agenda & Draft Meeting Summary

September 8, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

August 11, 2022 - No Meeting

July 14, 2022 - Agenda Meeting Summary

June 9, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

May 14, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

April 14, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

March 23, 2022 - OPMA NOTICE

March 10, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

February 10, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary

February 2, 2022 Virtual Discussion with FT Vancouver Staff - NOTICE & Meeting Link

January 13, 2022 - Agenda & Meeting Summary


Previous Agendas and Meeting Summaries available by request or by visiting the Meeting Materials Page.


The Cowlitz County Historic Preservation Commission is an Advisory Body on Historic Preservation decisions appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Commission is made up of six volunteer members - five voting members from the Commissioners districts and one non-voting member that serves as a representative of the Cowlitz County Historical Museum.

Interested to serve as a Historic Preservation Commissioner? Talk with staff about the appointment process.

Historic Preservation Commission meetings are open to the public. Meetings are typically held every first or second Thursday at 10:00am on the third floor of the County Administration Building at 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, WA, unless otherwise indicated. 


Historic Preservation Commission Members

Historic Preservation Commission Members Representing District No. 1

Dr. David Rice
Erin Thoeny

Historic Preservation Commission Members Representing District No. 2

Joel Rupley (Chair)

Historic Preservation Commission Members Representing District No. 3

Harvey Williamson (Deputy Chair)
Butch Ogden

Historic Preservation Commission Member Representing the Cowlitz County Historical Museum

Bill Watson


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Check out the Local Historic Ports and Waterways StoryMap!


Contact the Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission
c/o Cowlitz County Building & Planning
207 Fourth Avenue North Rm 119
Kelso, WA 98626

or email Adam Trimble, Senior Planner at:  TrimbleA@Cowlitzwa.gov