Landmarks & Design Commission


Under guidance from the Governor’s office (Proclamation No. 20-28.4), the Landmarks & Design Commission now has the authority to resume regular meetings via Remote Attendance. The agenda packet is available by clicking on “Most Recent Agenda” below. 

Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may do so by registering in advance for the Zoom meeting at the following link:

Passcode:  505435

Phone participation is also available by calling 1-253-215-8782, and entering webinar ID: 869 4180 9470 when prompted, the password is: 990149

  • First Tuesday of each month at 5:45 PM and third Tuesday of each month (as needed) at 5:45 PM
  • Council Chambers
    501 N. Anderson Street
    Ellensburg, WA 98926

Agendas & Minutes 


The Commission has seven members, the majority of which must be City residents. The Commission shall include: 

  • Two property owners within the Downtown or Residential Historic Districts
  • Three professionals
  • Two members at large

The Landmarks and Design Commission’s members serve four-year terms. The current Commission members are:

  • Dorothy Stanley (historic property owner), term expires May 31, 2024
  • Maurice Blackson (professional), term expires May 31, 2025
  • Zane Kanyer (professional), term expires May 31, 2025
  • Lathan Wedin (professional), term expires May 31, 2024
  • Amy McCoy, (at-large), term expires May 31, 2025
  • Mollie Edson (historic property owner), Chair, term expires May 31, 2025
  • Megan West (EDA representative), term expires May 31, 2024


The Commission operates under the authority of Chapter 15.280.030 of the City Code. Recognizing the significant role of architectural design and appearance to the development of the community, the Landmarks and Design Commission is responsible for:

  • Assisting in proper, orderly, and aesthetic development by conducting a design review process for those buildings within the City that are covered by the design review permit
  • Protecting, preserving, and enhancing the social, cultural, economic, environmental, aesthetic, and natural values that have established the desirable qualities and unique character of Ellensburg
  • Promoting and enhancing the construction and maintenance practices that encourage visual quality throughout Ellensburg
  • Recognizing environmental and aesthetic design as an integral part of the planning process
  • Promoting and perpetuating educational, cultural, aesthetic, and social values by preserving and protecting structures and places of historic interest