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Heritage Preservation Commission
David McMillen
02/01/14 - 01/31/17

Zachary Mohlis
02/01/15 - 01/31/18

Michael Haley
02/01/15 - 01/31/18

John Franceschelli, III
02/01/16 - 01/31/19

Grace Hinton
02/01/16 - 01/31/19

Staff Liaison
Tony Wippler
Planning Manager

Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC)

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Heritage Preservation Award (click here)

May is Historic Preservation Month and the Heritage Preservation Commission presents its annual Farmington Heritage Preservation Award each year.

The Commission invites you to participate in this celebration by nominating individuals, families, and organizations that you believe deserve the award for their local heritage preservation efforts.


  • The Heritage Preservation Award is given to an individual, family, company, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and use of Farmington’s heritage resources. Any individual, company, or organization is eligible to be nominated for the award (including non-residents), but in order to be considered, the heritage resource must be located in the city of Farmington.
How to Make a Nomination
  • Nominations may be made by writing to: Farmington Heritage Preservation Commission in care of: Planning Manager Tony Wippler, Farmington City Hall, 430 Third Street, Farmington, MN 55024, or contact Tony Wippler at 651-280-6822 and at

Nominations for the 2016 award were due by April 26, 2016. The Commission will select and notify the award winner and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the Heritage Preservation Award winner at a Farmington City Council meeting in May 2016.


Mission Statement
This Commission declares as a matter of public policy, that the preservation, protection, perpetuation and use of areas, places, building structures and other objects having special historical interest or value is a public necessity. It is our intent to interpret the history and architecture of Farmington and attempt to preserve our valuable past. We will act as an educator to the general public, as a resource and guide for persons within the historical district and to help Farmington residents develop a sense of place.

The Commission makes recommendations to the Farmington City Council regarding  the preservation, protection and use of historic buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts for the education and general welfare of the people of the city according to Title 2, Chapter 11 of  the City Code. The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) meets the fourth Tuesday, bimonthly at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The meetings are open to the public. Visit the Boards and Commissions page for an application to serve.








City of Farmington • 430 Third Street • Farmington, MN 55024 • 651-280-6800