Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Architectural Review Board

Reviews and makes recommendations on the listing of properties on the Local Register Historic Places;
Reviews changes, except for routine maintenance, to the exterior of properties zoned with Historic Preservation Overlay (HPOD) Zoning District, and issues or denies Certificates of Appropriateness;
When necessary to protect the character of property in the HPO, grants variances in accordance with the provisions stipulated in the applicable City or County ordinance; and
Administers federal Certified Local Government program for historic preservation on behalf of City and County.

Directs appeals of its decisions to the Planning Commission, which hears appeals and makes recommendations to the County Commission.
Leon County Code of Laws Ch. 10 Article II Div. 3 SubDivision 4 Sec 10-2.361 - 10-2.364, Ordinance 07-20
City of Tallahassee Land Development Code - Ch. 2, Article III, Div. 4, Sec. 2-181 - 2.184
Bylaws approved 6/28/1994
Decision Making Committee
Membership includes:
  • 4 - owners of property having historic preservation zoning [ HPOD] (City and County each appoints two)
  • 2 - members of American Institute of Architects (City and County each appoints one)
  • 2 - members of Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. (City and County each appoints one)
Members must be residents or property owners in Leon County and shall have demonstrated special interest, experience, or knowledge in history, architecture, or related disciplines.

Members must file a Financial Disclosure Form 1 from the Florida Commission on Ethics within 30 days of being appointed and annually by July 1 thereafter. In addition, when leaving the committee members must file a final Form 1F within 60 days of leaving their public position. The final Form 1F covers the disclosure period between January 1 and your last day of office within that year.

Reports are required by the Federal Certified Local Government (CLG) program. Provides annual report to City and County, to be submitted in November of each year for the previous fiscal year.
10 total members:
  • 4 - appointed by Board of County Commissioners
  • 4 - appointed by City Commission
  • 1 - Planning Commission Chairman (or designee)
  • 1 - Planning Department Director (or designee)
3-Years Expiring June 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 2
Members may not serve more than 2 full consecutive terms per Code of Laws Sec. 10-2.362, except the Planning Commission Chairman and Planning Department Director serve during their tenure. Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
First Wednesday of every month at noon, unless no items are scheduled for the agenda.
Dr. Melissa Stoller, Executive Director
Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc
423 East Virginia Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 488-7334
Laurel Harbin, Special Projects Planner
Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department
(850) 891-6422




1 VanSickle, Erin J. 06/18/2019 1 07/01/2019 06/30/2022 3 Years Owner of historic preservation property Board of County Commissioners
2 Crawford, Elizabeth 09/24/2013 2 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation Representative Board of County Commissioners
3 Hammond, Rhonda 05/26/2015 2 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Member of American Institute of Architects Board of County Commissioners
4 Kiedrowski, Peter 06/18/2018 1 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Owner of historic preservation properrty Board of County Commissioners
5 Jacobs, Leslie 09/04/2018 1 09/04/2018 06/30/2020 Unexpired Term Planning Commission designee Planning Commission Chairman
6 Harbin, Laurel 06/01/2017 1 06/01/2017 Unlimited Planning Department designee Planning Department Director
7 Scott, Jerry A. 06/20/2018 1 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation Representative Tallahassee City Commission
8 Conn, Michael A. 06/01/2015 2 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years American Institute of Architects member Tallahassee City Commission
9 Safe, Nigel 06/01/2011 1 07/01/2017 06/30/2020 3 Years Owner of property zoned Historic Preservation Tallahassee City Commission
10 Spinks, Wayne H. 06/01/2015 2 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Owner of property zoned Historic Preservation Tallahassee City Commission