Historic District Commission

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Megan Bailey, Administative Coordinator
Phone: 784-2216
Fax: 784-2462
Email: megan.bailey@fortsmithar.gov

The commission is authorized to make an investigation and report on the historic significance of the buildings, structures, features, sites or surroundings included in any proposed historic district. The commission is also authorized to recommend an area or areas to be included in a historic district or districts and from time to time recommend amendments to established districts or additional districts.

Fort Smith has been designated a Certified Local Government (CLG) by the United States Department of Interior. One of the benefits of being a CLG is to be eligible for various grant funds each year. CLG’s are required to attempt to appoint preservation related professionals to their Historic District Commissions, to the extent available in the community.

The commission has five members, who are electors of the city, appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors and each serves alternate three-year terms. Members shall be electors of the City and hold no salaried or municipal office. Regular meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Lion, 101 North 2nd Street. The study sessions are held the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Blue Lion, 101 North 2nd Street. 


members  Members (5)  Term: 3 Years  Meetings: Monthly

Nate Deason

Member

Architect

Appointed: 09/20/2022

Expiration: 07/31/2023

6310 Maplefield Dr

Fort Smith, AR 72916

200-2962

ndeason@mahgrach.com 

Robert Clock

Member

CPA

Appointed: 07/16/2019

Expiration: 07/31/2023

2710 South 80 Street

Fort Smith, AR 72903

648-2846

clockcpa@gmail.com

Gary Duke 

Member

Appointed: 09/20/2022

Expiration: 07/31/2024

115 Garrison Ave.

Fort Smith, AR 72901

561-3853

gdduke3185@yahoo.com   

Mila Masur

Member

Appointed: 07/24/2018

Expiration: 07/31/2024

414 North 7 Street

Fort Smith, AR

783-3000

milaanddan@yahoo.com 

Debbie Kraus

Member

Executive Director

Appointed: 07/19/2022

Expiration: 07/31/2022

2230 South Y Street

Fort Smith, AR 72901

479-651-0544 

debs.kraus2019@gmail.com