Historic Preservation Commission


  • 7 p.m.
  • First Wednesday of every month
  • 220 S. Main Street
    1st Floor Conference Room
    Bel Air, MD 21014


  • Carol L. Deibel 
    Term expires: May 14, 2023
  • Jacob M. Bensen
    Term expires: May 14, 2022
  • Daniel G. Coates
    Term expires: May 14, 2023
  • Iris A. Barnes
    Term expires: May 14, 2021
  • Christina R. Presberry
    Term expires: May 14, 2022
  • Jacquelyn M. Seneschal
    Term expires: May 14, 2023
  • Philip T. McCall
    Term expires: May 14, 2020

Agendas & minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership Information

This commission consists of seven members appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county council. The term of appointment is coterminous with the county executive. 


A summary of their duties include:
  • Conduct an ongoing survey to identify historically and architecturally significant properties, structures and areas that exemplify the cultural, social, economic, political, or architectural history of the nation, state, and county
  • Investigate and recommend to the Department of Planning & Zoning the adoption of ordinances designating properties or structures having specific historic, community, or architectural value as landmarks
  • Keep a register of all properties and structures that have been designated as landmarks or historic districts, including all required for each designation