Heritage Preservation Commission


The Commission meets four times a year at the will of commission members.


The Heritage Preservation Commission consist of seven voting members appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, as follows: one local architect; one Planning Commissioner; one Hibbing Historical Society member recommended by the Society Board; one staff member from the City Assessor's office; and three members-at-large who are residents of the City.

Board MembersPhone
Roger Saccoman, Local Architect
Kari Kilen, St. Louis County Assessor Clerk
Thomas Kautto, Planning Commission
Mary Keyes, Hibbing Historical Society


The purpose of the Heritage Preservation Commission is to: 

  • Safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving sites and structures which reflect elements of the City's cultural, social, economic, political, visual or architectural history. 
  • Protect and enhance the City's appeal to residents, visitors, and tourists and serve as a support and stimulus to business and industry. 
  • Foster civic pride in the beauty and notable accomplishments of the past. 
  • Promote the preservation and continued use of historic sites and structures for the education and general welfare of the people of the City.

All boards and commissions are governed by Chapter 2 Section 15 of the City Ordinances. In addition, the Historic Preservation Commission is also governed by Section 2.29 of the City Ordinances.