Historical Preservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month.
  • City Council Chambers
    101 Oak Street
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Date Appointed
Term Expires
Jeff Shawan October 2008 June 2018
Mark Long June 2012 June 2018
Christina Shawan November 2010 June 2018
Gregory Hays June 2014 June 2017
Carolyn Rivers Marshall June 2011 June 2017
Mike Walker July 2006 June 2017
Emily Wolpers May 2007 June 2017
Nonvoting City Council Member - Ed DeGaris
Nonvoting Member - Dennis Avery - City Planner



The Historical Preservation Commission is a nine member municipal board made up of seven members appointed by the mayor and a member of the city council and the city planner as non-voting members. The commission works to maintain the city's Certified Local Government status and works with the state Historic Preservation Office. This Commission is staffed by the Planning Department. 


The commission was established by city ordinance in 1988. Its purpose is to help to identify historic, archaeological and architectural characteristics of Poplar Bluff, which represent elements of the city's cultural, social, economic and architectural history; to designate landmarks, historic places and districts and to educate the public on matters of preservation. Commissioners are appointed for three year terms and may serve three terms.

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