Historical Preservation Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month.
  • City Council Chambers
    101 Oak Street
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Date Appointed
Term Expires
Corretta M. Bishop June 2022 June 2025
Jerry Lawson June 2022 June 2024
Michael Pollard August 2022 June 2024
Mark Massingham December 2021 June 2024
Mack Campbell May 2018 June 2024
Rex Rattler, Sr.  May 2017 June 2023
Carolyn Rivers Marshall June 2011 June 2023
City Council Liaison Councilwoman Jerrica Fox    


The Historical Preservation Commission is a nine member municipal board made up of seven members appointed by the mayor and a member of the city council and the city planner as non-voting members. The commission works to maintain the city's Certified Local Government status and works with the state Historic Preservation Office. This Commission is staffed by the Planning Department. 


The commission was established by city ordinance in 1988. Its purpose is to help to identify historic, archaeological and architectural characteristics of Poplar Bluff, which represent elements of the city's cultural, social, economic and architectural history; to designate landmarks, historic places and districts and to educate the public on matters of preservation. Commissioners are appointed for three year terms and may serve three terms.

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