The City of High Point Historic Preservation Commission is a nine-member board with two vacancies.

This week, the city put out a call to all city residents who may be interested in having a say on the appropriateness of potential changes, construction, signage and other matters in the city’s historic areas.

The city is now accepting applications for the two vacant commissioner positions.

Commission members must be High Point residents and the commission is seeking applicants who “share an interest in the preservation of historic structures and have experience in architecture, history, planning, archaeology or a related discipline.”

The commission, like similar ones across the country, often decides on requests for Certificates of Appropriateness for proposals submitted by those who own property within historic districts.

There will, of course, be some time commitment required and, in some cases, there may be quite a bit of research.  However, as for meeting times, the commission meets on the second Wednesday evening of every month, with most meetings lasting about an hour.

Ideal candidates are people who are inquisitive, enjoy digging into historic preservation issues, and have the ability to make fair and impartial decisions.

The members of the committee are appointed by the High Point City Council, and

No more than one member may be appointed from each of the City’s three existing Historic Districts: Johnson Street, Sherrod Park and West High Avenue.

The remaining members are appointed from throughout the city.

A full-term appointment runs for three years.

Anyone interested can go to the City of High Point’s Boards and Commissions application webpage to apply. Those with questions about the Historic Preservation Commission and its activities should call the High Point Planning and Development Department at 336-883-3328.