Commissions Gone Wild: The Top Ten List for the Next Generation of Preservation Commissions


Do you struggle with ex-parte tweeting? Does your commission come to meetings unprepared to review applications? Do you design by committee? Come help us modernize the Top Ten List of Incongruous Behaviors, share solutions for creating the perfect commission, and gain new resources to help tame your wild commission. This is an interactive session, please bring a phone or laptop to participate.

CE Credits:
Jul 15, 2022 2:45 PM

Kristi Harpst

Kristi Harpst, AICP, is the Program Manager of the Charlotte Historic District Commission for the City of Charlotte Planning, Design + Development Department.During her tenure with the City, she has overseen the transition from paper to digital applications, the re-write and expansion of design standards, and the designation of the city’s seventh local district. Kristi is dedicated to protecting the unique and vibrant character of Charlotte’s historic neighborhoods. To this end, she pursues opportunities to increase outreach and engagement, such as volunteering with the Charlotte Museum of History to reestablish the Charlotte Preservation Awards. Previously, Kristi served as the Historic Preservation/Regional Planner for the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, providing a broad range of planning support to thirty-two communities. While in Georgia, she served on the boards of the Georgia Planning Association, Historic Macon Foundation, and Junior League. She holds a Master of Urban Planning with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Texas A&M University and BA in Historic Preservation from Mary Washington College.

Collette Kinane

Collette Kinane, AICP, a Preservation Planner with the City of Raleigh, serves as one of the primary staff for the Certificate of Appropriateness process of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC). She also works closely with the Research and Community Awareness committees of the RHDC to help identify and promote Raleigh’s historic places. Previously, she worked with the City of Greenville (NC) as the Preservation Planner. She holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Interior Design and Public History from Meredith College.


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