Historic Preservation Commission

The Town of Normal Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1990 and consists of 7 members appointed by the Mayor and Council for 4-year terms.  The Commission's duties and powers are set forth in Section 15.16 of the Town of Normal Municipal Code and summarized below.

  • To identify historically and architecturally significant properties, structures and areas in the Town of Normal
  • To recommend designation of properties or structures having special historic, community, or architectural value as "landmarks" or "historic districts"
  • To advise and assist owners of landmarks or historic district properties on preservation, renovation, and rehabilitation
  • To review Certificate of Appropriateness applications for construction, alteration, removal or demolition projects of proposed or designated landmarks or historic district properties 
  • To administer the Robert G. Bone Grant Program, which offers financial assistance in the restoration and preservation of eligible, exterior features of locally designated historic properties
There is currently one opening on the commission. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out an Interest Form.  Your information will be kept on file and considered as vacancies arise.

Questions pertaining to the Historic Preservation Commission should be directed to Associate Planner Tessa Ferraro at tferraro@normalil.gov or (309) 454-9642.


  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Uptown Station, 3rd Floor, Illinois Terminal Conference Room, 11 Uptown Circle 
  • Applications due at the end of each month for the following month's agenda
  • Always open to the public
  • Free parking in the attached parking deck

Members (Term Expiration Date)

  • Anne Matter, Chair (3/31/2027)
  • Kathy Burgess, Vice Chair (3/31/2027)
  • Nancy Armstrong (3/31/2025)
  • Chris Niebur (3/31/2026)
  • Robert Porter (3/31/2027)
  • Larry Schumacher (3/31/2026)
  • Justin Vickers (3/31/2027)

All agendas and reports are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following the commission's approval.


  1. The Town of Normal is dedicated to providing aids and services leading to effective communication for persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Town’s initiatives. If you need assistance accessing or reading materials provided by the Town, please reach out to the Town of Normal ADA Coordinator Greg Troemel at 309-454-9580.