Historic Preservation Commission

Next Meeting

March 6, 2024, 7 p.m.
220 S. Main St.
William Paca Conference Room
Bel Air, MD 21014 or
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Next Submission Deadline

  • For Review at April 3, 2024 HPC Meeting: March 22, 2024 – 5 PM

2024 Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

HPC Rules of Procedure


  • Jacquelyn M. Seneschal, Chair
    Term expires: May 2, 2027
  • Daniel G. Coates, Co-Chair
    Term expires: May 2, 2027
  • Christina R. Presberry, Secretary
    Term expires: May 3, 2026
  • Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes
    Term expires: March 1, 2026
  • Arthur Benser
    Term expires: May 2, 2027
  • Philip T. McCall
    Term expires: March 1, 2026
  • Eric W. Polk
    Term expires: May 3, 2026

Membership Information

This commission consists of seven members appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county council. The term of appointment is coterminous with the county executive. 


A summary of their duties include:

  • Conduct an ongoing survey to identify historically and architecturally significant properties, structures and areas that exemplify the cultural, social, economic, political, or architectural history of the nation, state, and county
  • Investigate and recommend to the Department of Planning & Zoning the adoption of ordinances designating properties or structures having specific historic, community, or architectural value as landmarks
  • Keep a register of all properties and structures that have been designated as landmarks or historic districts, including all required for each designation