Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board was established to encourage the preservation and restoration of the Town's historic resources through public awareness and education. Structures at least 50 years old are considered to have historical value and significance. The Historic Preservation Board also acts as Belleair's Local Historic Preservation Office (LHPO) to oversee Special Certificates of Appropriateness and Historic Tax Abatements.


The Historic Preservation Board consists of seven members and is comprised of citizens from various professional backgrounds. When possible, members of this board are encouraged to have experience in the following areas: architecture, history, archaeology, planning, law, and/or reality.

  • Term of office: Two years, staggered
  • Meetings: Tuesday (2nd or 4th depending on the month) at 4:00 pm in February, June, August and October
  • Staff: Cathy DeKarz, Management Analyst


The current Historic Preservation Board members are listed below.

  • David Hutcheson - Vice Chair (serving since 1998)
  • Patricia Irwin - Chair (serving since 2018)
  • Nancy Reardon (serving since 2010)
  • Robert Barris (serving since 2018)
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Commission Advisor: Commissioner Thomas Nessler