Historic Preservation Commission


The Historic Preservation Commission hears and decides requests for Certificates of Appropriateness within local historic districts, submitted by owners of properties in those districts, on matters that exceed the authority of the Planning staff.


Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of the Municipal Building at 211 S. Hamilton St., High Point, NC 27260. View the 2023 Regular Meeting Schedule (PDF).


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Members, 2023-24

Janet Catania janet.catania@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2024
Holly Davis holly.davis@highpointnc.gov  June 30, 2025
Mary Powell DeLille marypowell.delille@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2024
Jeremy Fennema jeremy.fennema@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2026
John Fitzwater john.fitzwater@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2026
Rodney Smith June 30, 2025
Brenda Stewart brenda.stewart@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2024
Brianne Verstat brianne.verstat@highpointnc.gov June 30, 2025


  • The High Point Historic Preservation Commission is a 9-member body appointed by the City Council.
  • Not more than one member may be appointed from each of the City's 3 existing Historic Districts, Johnson Street, Sherrod Park and West High Avenue.
  • The remaining members are appointed from throughout the City.
  • A full term appointment is three years in length.

Historic Districts

Historic Districts are established in order to help maintain and preserve areas of the City that have significant historic or architectural value. Regulations are applied through the use of an overlay zoning district, which sets forth rules that require review of all building activity affecting the exterior of buildings, structures, or site features.

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