Heritage Commission

Purpose / Charge 

The Commission is responsible for the proper recognition, use and protection of resources, tangible or intangible, primarily man-made, that are valued for their historic, cultural, aesthetic or community significance within their natural, build or cultural context.


Five Citizen members and up to five alternates appointed for three year terms by the Mayor and City Council. One of the Commission’s regular members shall be a member of the City Council and another may be a member of the Planning Board.

Meeting Time & Place

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

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The Heritage Commission was established by Ordinance Number 2006-07 on July 7, 2006 in accordance with New Hampshire RSA 674:44, 675:7 and 676:1. The Heritage Commission replaced the previous Historic District Commission. The charge was amended May 21, 2014. Membership reduced from seven to five regular members by City Council Action July 21, 2021.

Additional Resources

The following are resources related to the Heritage Commission such as historic landmark designations, applications, reports, and information about historic districts such as Lebanon Mills, Crafts Avenue, Colburn Park, Dana House, etc.
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Agendas, Audio, & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Audio recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval.
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Contact Information

To contact the Heritage Commission, please use our
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  • Douglas Boisvert
    Term Expires: October 2023
  • Jeremy Rutter, Planning Board Representative
  • Devin Wilkie, Council Representative
  • Karen Zook, Alt. Council Representative
  • Matthew Smith
    Term Expires: July 2024
  • Nicole Ford Burley, City Historian
    Term Expires: July 2024
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