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HPRB Membership Qualifications

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) is composed of professional and citizen members who have demonstrated a competence, interest, or knowledge in historic preservation. A majority of the members are professionals meeting national qualifications standards in at least one of four disciplines that must be represented on the Board: history, prehistoric and historic archaeolgogy, architectural history, and architecture.

Citizen members from a variety of backgrounds bring additional perspective and expertise to the Board. HPRB includes residents from all parts of the city, and by law, appointments aim toward a membership that reflects the District's demographic diversity.

Professional Qualifications Standards

Under National Park Service regulations (36 CFR Part 61), all Review Board members must have demonstrated competence, interest, or knowledge in historic preservation. A majority of the members must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards for historic preservation.