Historic Preservation Commission


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • Memorial Building at 829 Broadway Street

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  1. Planning and Zoning

    Physical Address
    825 Broadway Street
    Lower Level of City Hall
    Pella, IA 50219

    Phone: 641.628.0043


Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, for three-year terms.

NameTerm Expires
Bruce BoertjeJanuary 1, 2022
Don André (Vice-Chair)January 1, 2022
Rhonda Kermode (Chair)
January 1, 2024
Lila Turnbull
January 1, 2024
VACANTJanuary 1, 2024


The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 2014 and is currently a 5-member board.


  • Conduct studies for the identification and designation of historic districts and landmarks. Make a recommendation to the State Historic Preservation Office for the listing of a historic district or landmark in the National Register of Historic Places and may conduct a public hearing thereon. 
  • Make a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council on the adoption of ordinances designating historic landmarks and historic districts if they qualify as per established Historic District ordinance.
  • Provide information for the purpose of historic preservation to the City Council.
  • Promote and conduct an educational and interpretive program on historic properties within its jurisdiction.

Historic District Designation Application

The Historic District Designation Application (PDF) is intended to highlight the City’s historic district ordinance and provide general guidance related to the establishment of a historic district. After reviewing the application, applicants should make contact with the City’s Planning and Zoning Department to discuss the details and administrative requirements to avoid significant delays and or invalidation.  

Pella Historic Properties Survey

View a map of historic Pella properties.