Historic District Commission


  • 7:00 p.m., please enter from Saginaw Street entrance only
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month (April - September)
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month (October - March)
  • City Hall
    301 Washington Avenue
    City Commission Chambers
    Bay City, MI 48708

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Mary Ewald Sayles
  • Ashley Meier
  • Grace Sayles
  • Lorelie Doerr
  • Erica Armstrong
  • Sarah Kohn
  • Mechelle Weidner-Hill
  • Tony Dier, City Staff Liaison
  • Liaisons - Commissioners Brunner, Rivet



 In 2005, to promote the preservation of historic buildings and help protect the heritage of the City's built environment, the City adopted a historic preservation ordinance and formed a Historic District Commission (HDC).  The HDC's authority is derived from PA 169 of 1970 as amended.  The HDC is empowered to hold public meetings for the purpose of reviewing architectural and design elements for buildings in the Historic District and granting certificates of approval in accordance with the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance, Chapter 64.

The HDC members volunteer to serve and are appointed by the City Commission.  The HDC reviews work in the City's historic district to carry out the procedures set forth in Bay City's historic preservation ordinance in conjunction with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Historic District Commission Bylaws