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Established in 1955, the Philadelphia Historical Commission identifies and protects the City’s historic resources. The Mayor appoints the commissioners, who are supported by three advisory committees and the commission staff.

You can learn about the commission’s upcoming meetings.

Appointed members

Name Role
Robert Thomas Architectural Historian and Chair
Dan McCoubrey Architect
Emily Cooperman Historian
Stephanie Michel
Representative of a Community Organization
Kim Washington Representative of a Community Development Corporation
Vacant Real Estate Developer
John Mattioni Open Position

Ex-officio members

Name Title Designee
Darrell Clarke City Council President Jessica Sanchez
Joe Syrnick City Planning Commission Chair Donna Carney
Anne Nadol Commerce Department Director Sara Lepori
Eleanor Sharpe Department of Planning and Development Director Matthew Treat
Ralph DiPietro Department of Licenses & Inspections Acting Commissioner John Lech
Bridget Collins-Greenwald Department of Public Property Commissioner Erin Kindt