Historic Conservation District Commission



  • Safeguards the heritage of the City of Grand Haven by preserving landmarks and sites which reflect elements of the city’s cultural, social, economical, political, or architectural history.

Commission Meeting Minutes
Government Meeting Calendar

Historic District Maps
Historic Districts Overview
Downtown Map     | Walking Tour
East End Map
Highland Park Map
Lake Forest Cemetery Map     | Walking Tour
North West Map     | Walking Tour
River Front Map     | Walking Tour
South West Map

Historic Conservation Commission Informational Brochure
Local Landmark Designation Application  ***Revised application, to be more user friendly, coming soon***

Regular Meetings

  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Grand Haven City Hall
    519 Washington Avenue
    Grand Haven MI 49417

Member Qualifications

Shall consist of seven members of legal age who reside in the City of Grand Haven. One member of the Commission shall be a duly registered architect if one is eligible and willing to serve, and at least two members shall be selected by a list submitted to the city council by one or more duly organized and existing preservation societies or historical groups. Neighborhood associations, merchants’ groups, and other groups with preservation interests may also submit names to the city council.

Term Length: 3 years


  • Erik Bye
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Karen Casey
    Term Expires: June 30, 2022
  • Bonnie Cowles
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Liza Dora
    Term Expires: June 30, 2021
  • Justin Forrest
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Erin Pilarski, Museum Advisory Member
    Non-voting member, no term expiration
  • Robyn Vandenberg
    Term Expires: June 30, 2023
  • Vacancy
    Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Staff Support

  • Mary Angel, Administrative Liaison
    (616) 847-4888