Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission


This is your chance to serve your community – apply today for an appointment to an Advisory Board, Committee, or Commission!  

View the 2021 Advisory Board Appointment Schedule

This notice lists positions for which the Board of County Commissioners will make nominations and appointments in 2021. Please take note of application deadlines and dates projected for nominations and appointments. Any additional positions will be added to this list as they arise. This schedule may be modified as necessary.

You will be notified if nominated and/or appointed. If you are not initially appointed to a board for which you have applied, your application will be resubmitted automatically until such time that you are appointed, or your application expires. Applications remain on file for one year.

Please visit our Advisory Boards web page to view more details about each board and commission and their meeting times and locations.

For questions or assistance, please contact Tangela White at 980-314-2920 or email

All applicants must be residents of Mecklenburg County.

There is a 65% attendance requirement for all advisory board members that must be adhered to in order to remain a member.

Applications are subject to the N.C. Public Records Law (NCGS 132-1) and may be released upon request.

February 11, 2021

The historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis is briefly closing its doors in order to undergo renovations. The movie theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is “the oldest single-screen movie theater with balcony seating in the country.”

Read more about the history and the future of this storied building: “Historic movie theater near Charlotte preps for a million-dollar makeover

Inside Siloam School


The Museum is excited to announce that Bank of America will donate $10,000 towards the Inside Siloam School virtual event. This generous contribution means that 100% of every ticket purchased will go directly to the Save Siloam School Project.

We’re so grateful Bank of America is supporting this program, which will bring attendees inside the decaying school virtually to envision what it looked like almost 100 years ago and what it will look like once it’s restored.

Saving the Siloam School is an important step for our community as we work to bring more equity to historic preservation and to deal with the legacy and persistence of difficult aspects of our history, including segregation, discrimination, and injustice. Honestly exploring these topics is necessary to build a stronger future for our community.

Thanks to Bank of America, the full amount of your $25 ticket will go towards our 1-million-dollar goal to move and restore the historic Black school. Get your ticket now for this exciting program!


Kick-Off Lecture
Thursday, February 18, at 6:00 pm

The week-long virtual event will get started with an exciting kick-off program featuring Stephanie Deustch, author of You Need A Schoolhouse, Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South. The event will also feature Project Champions including Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Chair of the Save Siloam School Project Fannie Flono, author and retired editor at The Charlotte Observer, and others.

You’ll also hear about:

Progress on the restoration Plans for the school’s future

What the school means to the community

Why its preservation is more important than ever

Top photo: Stephanie Deutsch, Author
Bottom photo: Mecklenburg County presents the Museum with a $125,000 donation to support Save Siloam School in December 2019

February 2, 2021

The gasoline spill that occurred last August in the Oehler Nature Preserve near Huntersville continues to be investigated. The nature preserve includes the historic Oehler House and Ephraim Alexander McAuley House. HLC Staff is monitoring the situation.

For more: “Massive gasoline spill near Huntersville almost 18 times greater than first reported”