Heritage Preservation Advisory Board

The City has established a Heritage Preservation advisory board composed of five members appointed for three-year staggered terms. A Councilmember will be appointed as a voting member by the Mayor to serve a one-year term. The Chairperson of the Planning Commission shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of the board, but such membership shall not be counted in the number of members stated.

Examples of Duties

The purpose of the board shall be to identify buildings, land, areas, or districts which are determined by the board to possess particular cultural or educational value and shall promote the designation of heritage preservation sites.


  • 5 pm
  • 2nd Monday of the month
  • City Center Council Chambers
    212 Central Avenue
    Buffalo, MN 55313

Board Bylaws

Board Bylaws (PDF)


  • Shala Holm
  • Clint Lafave
  • Susan Mattson
  • Ross Miller
  • George Fantauzza (Council Liason)
  1. David Kelly

    David Kelly

    Community Planning & Economic Development Director

City of Buffalo Heritage

Keeping of the City Register

The Heritage Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) has been authorized to create, expand, and maintain a Buffalo City Register of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in Local and American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. Consisting of (4) Council-appointed seats and (1) Council member, this Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 PM at the Council Chambers in City Hall and will be accepting nominations from the public on sites / buildings that they feel meet the criteria for the City Register.

In addition to the keeping of the City Register, the HPAB will also be tasked with City-led initiatives that incorporate Heritage Preservation in a variety of forms- with one such project including the naming of (5) City-owned public parking lots in the downtown. With the HPAB having already received Council and HRA approval for the naming of 3 of the lots, as a formal introduction to the public the HPAB has launched the “Lots To Talk About” campaign to seek the public’s input on the naming of the parking lot across from the Buffalo Cinema and the larger lot right outside of City Hall. With 6 names recommended by the HPAB for the 2 lots, watch for future social media posts or check out the Naming of City Parking Lots page that will provide some background history on a recommended name along with a survey to cast your vote.