CCT: Historic Preservation Council

Historic Preservation Council

The Historic Preservation Council is established within the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) by state law. The Council, which includes 12 citizen-volunteer members appointed by the Governor for a maximum of two four-year terms, advises DECD on 16 critical historic preservation functions. It is also tasked with working directly with the Office of the Attorney General to prevent the "unreasonable destruction" of properties listed on, or under consideration for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places; reviewing and approving requests to perform work on properties on which DECD holds preservation restrictions; providing a model ballot for use by clerks of municipalities considering the establishment of local historic districts; and placing and maintaining suitable markers, memorials or monuments to designate places or sites of historical significance in Connecticut. In performing these functions, the Council relies on staff support from the State Historic Preservation Office.


Historic Preservation Council Members
Sara O. Nelson, Chair
Karyn M. Gilvarg
Dr. Margaret M. Faber
Dr. Katherine J. Harris
Katherine D. Kane
Dr. Leah Glaser
Kathleen Maher

Dr. Walter W. Woodward, State Historian*
Dr. Brian Jones, State Archaeologist*


*Ex-officio members


For more information, contact
Todd Levine at Todd.Levine@ct.gov