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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Canton Township Historic District Commission Position Now Available

The Canton Historic District Commission is currently accepting letters of interest from Canton residents who are interested in serving on this commission in a volunteer capacity.  


The Commission members are appointed by the Canton Supervisor and subject to approval by the Canton Board of Trustees for a three-year term. All members must demonstrate a special interest in historic preservation and/or specific knowledge or professional/academic training in fields such as history, architecture, architectural history, curation, conservation, historic preservation, or related disciplines.


The Commission is also responsible for reviewing any proposed changes to the exterior of structures listed as local historic districts, to preserve important historic characteristics and ensure that all work conforms to "The Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings."


This Canton Historic District Commission meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Hill School, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187.


Interested Canton Township residents who have a background or strong interest in historic preservation should send a cover letter and resume to Gregg King, Canton Township Historic District Commission Staff Liaison, 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton, MI 48188.  Application information will be accepted through March 1, 2019.  For information, call 734/394-5360.