Historic Preservation Advisory Commission

The Historic Preservation Advisory Commission (HPAC) was established in 2013 after an amendment of the City’s Charter.

The duties of HPAC are to:

  • advise officials, boards, commissions and departments of the City of Stamford regarding the protection of local cultural resources;
  • recommend properties and sites for the designation of historic districts or landmarks;
  • liaise on behalf of City of Stamford with individuals and organizations concerned with historic preservation;
  • advise on the design of structures, improvements and cultural resources in the city’s historic districts, as well as those adjacent to historical properties. 
  • catalogue the cultural resources in Stamford;
  • educate Stamford residents about historic preservation issues and concerns.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ralph G. Blessing Land Use Bureau Chief (203) 977-4714

Board Members

Name Title
Anne Goslin Acting Chair (D)
David W. Woods, AIA Secretary
Barry F. Hersh Member (D)
Rebecca Shannonhouse Alternate (D)
Elena Kalman Alternate (U)
Dee Davis Oberwetter Alternate (D)
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