Heritage Preservation Commission

The Heritage Preservation Commission was created by the City Council in 1989 to promote the rehabilitation and conservation of historic properties for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of the citizens and visitors of Winona.

Members: Eleven
Appointment: Mayor, with approval of the City Council
Term: Three Years
Opening: July 17
Meets: Second Wednesday of each month
4:00 p.m., Heritage Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
Staff: Assistant City Planner


Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Membership Criteria

Citizen of Winona and not holding a paid position within the City. The members must include:

  • At least one architect or person experienced in the building trades;
  • At least one professional in the areas of history, architectural history, archaeology, planning, design, building trades, landscape architecture or law;
  • One member from the Winona County Historical Society;
  • One member from the City Planning Commission;
  • Three members with a demonstrated interest and/or expertise in historic preservation;
  • One member from each voting ward in the City.
Member Term
Address Email
Connie Dretske 7-17-2020 255 Harriet Street [email protected]
Innes Henderson 7-17-2020 67 W. 5th Street #834 [email protected]
Preston Lawing 7-17-2020 351 West Broadway  [email protected]
Kelly Fluharty 7-17-2021 960  West King Street [email protected]
Kendall Larson 7-17-2021 652 East Fourth Street [email protected]
Dennis McEntaffer 7-17-2021 1873 Edgewood Road [email protected]
Emily Kurash Casey 7-17-2021 261 East Sanborn  [email protected]
Merle Hanson 7-17-2022 222 Pleasant Hill Drive [email protected]
Genia Hesser 7-17-2022 1463 Gilmore Valley Road [email protected]
Cynthia Jennings 7-17-2022 823 East Fifth Street  
Peter Shortridge 7-17-2022 2450 Garvin Heights Road [email protected]

Historic District Design Guidelines