Historic Preservation Commission

Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection

The City of Shelby is proud to be able to preserve it’s history.

About the Commission

Ordinance 20-2014 Historic Landmarks and Buildings was passed by Shelby City Council to preserve Shelby’s distinctive character and its cultural, social, residential, commercial, industrial, educational, political, or architectural heritage for the enjoyment, enrichment, and benefit of the citizens of Shelby. As part of the Ordinance, the Historic Preservation Commission was created. The Commission’s duty is to promote interest in historic preservation and educate Shelby citizens about historic preservation by holding workshops and preparing informational material, as appropriate.

On October 13, 2017, The City of Shelby became a Certified Local Government through the Ohio History Connection. This allows the City to apply for Certified Local Government Grants to identify its historic, architectural, and archaeological resources through surveys, nominate eligible properties and districts to the National Register of Historic Places, further community education on historic preservation; and preserve and rehabilitate historic properties.


Christina Drain, Chairperson
Lacy Bessette
Pat Carlisle
Mary Durkin