Historic Preservation Commission


Meetings are typically held 2 Mondays prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meetings and at the call of the chairperson and at such other times as majority of the commission may determine. The meetings begin immediately after the Historic Board of Review meeting ends but no earlier than 5:45 p.m. and generally take place in the Council Chamber.

2023 HPC Meeting & Deadline Calendar

Marietta Historic Preservation Ordinance (Article 7-8-9)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


RepresentativeContact Information
Ward 1
Term expires February 11, 2026
Steve Imler
599 Church Street
Email Steve Imler
Ward 2
Term expires February 11, 2026
David Freedman, Chairman
556 Basil Court

(H) 770-426-5350
(B) 770-851-3175
Email David Freedman
Ward 3
Term expires December 14, 2025
Chris Campbell

(C) 912-682-8714
Email Chris Campbell
Ward 4
Term expires March 10, 2025
Jim Trimble
267 Kennesaw Avenue
(H) 678-591-4530
Email Jim Trimble
Ward 5
Term expires January 12, 2025
Suzanne Dent
174 Cole Street
(C) 678-642-8843
Email Suzanne Dent
Ward 6
Term expires October 13, 2024
Rebecca Nash Paden, Secretary
607 Longstreet Drive

(H) 770-422-6030
(C) 404-229-8940
Email Rebecca Paden
Ward 7
Term expires September 10, 2025
Martin C. Kendall
343 Kennesaw Avenue
(C) 404-606-1936
Email Martin Kendall

The City Council shall appoint all members of the Historic Preservation Commission who shall live within the incorporated city limits. Each of the 7 Council members shall nominate 1 individual. Each member nominated will be subject to the approval of the majority of City Council. These 7 members should have demonstrated a special interest, experience or education in history, architecture or preservation. Unless no qualified persons are willing to serve, at least 6 members shall be professionals in the fields of history (including but not limited to urban planning, archeology, conservation, and historic preservation) or architecture (including landscape architecture).


Commission members shall serve for a term of three years.


The purpose of Marietta's historic preservation ordinance is to protect and enhance the historical and aesthetic attraction to tourists and visitors and thereby promote and stimulate business, and to provide for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, and works of art having a special historic, architectural, cultural, or aesthetic interest or value, and to provide reasonable flexibility for property owners to improve and maintain their properties below certain thresholds and for special circumstances.