Historic Preservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of the month
  • Snohomish County Administration Building East
    6th Floor Conference Room 6A02
    3000 Rockefeller Avenue
    Everett, WA 98201
  • or location as designated in the current meeting agenda.


The commission is now accepting applications for new members (PDF). Please contact Gretchen Kaehler via email or at 425-388-3432 for additional information.

About the Commission

Snohomish County values its historic buildings, sites, structures and objects. Through the Historic Preservation Commission, Snohomish County seeks to identify, preserve and protect significant historic and archaeological properties that celebrates the rich history of Snohomish County. The Historic Preservation Commission offers a number of services to support preservation efforts of these irreplaceable county assets:

  • A local register of historic places
  • Special Valuation Tax incentives for historic building rehabilitation
  • Educational resources and contacts
  • Plaques designating the building/structure's placement on the register.
  • Access to advice and guidance from historical preservation professionals

For more information contact Gretchen Kaehler via email or at 425-388-3432.

MembersDistrict & City
Loren Kraetz - Educator
(Term expires 1/25)
District 1 - Arlington
Maggie Kase
(Term expires 1/26)
District 3 - Edmonds
Franklin Ng
(Term expires 1/25)
District 4 - Bothell
Jennifer Hushour - Archaeologist
(Term expires 1/25)
District 5 - Lake Stevens
Chris Jenkins - Archaeologist
(Term expires 1/25)
District 2 - Everett
Frederick Cruger - Engineer
(Term expires 1/25)
District 1 - Granite Falls
Cheri Ryan
(Term expires 1/25)
District 4 - Bothell

Historic Preservation Grant Program

Snohomish County’s Historic Preservation Program will be accepting applications for 2024 on November 17, 2023. Historic Preservation Grant applications can be found at: applications (PDF). Guidelines for the 2024 Historic Preservation Grants can be found at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/69721. Grant applications will be due January 17, 2024 by 5 pm. Late grant applications will not be considered.

The Historic Preservation Grant Program supports projects that promote the public’s access to county history. Funding is available for professional development, public education, capital improvements or collections enhancement.