Historic Landmark Commission


The Historic Landmark Commission holds a variety of responsibilities with the goal of promoting historical preservation in the city. The commission and its members:

  • Investigate and study matters related to the protection, enhancement, restoration, perpetuation and use of historic landmarks, districts and structures;
  • Review applications for historic landmark designation;
  • Review permits for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, relocation, demolition, or razing of an included structure in a designated historic district or affecting a designated historic landmark;
  • Review applications for historic preservation tax exemption; and
  • Make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission pertaining to the amendment of any historic district.

Submit an application through the SmartGov portal. The City of Boerne no longer accepts paper applications.


The Historic Landmark Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and in special meetings as needed. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall – 447 N. Main Street in Boerne.


The commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the mayor with approval from City Council. The mayor also appoints a chairman and vice chairman. Members serve a four-year term and must live within the city limits or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Boerne.

Member NamePositionEmailTerm Expiration
Justin BoernerChairEmail Justin Boerner
May 2025
Sally PenaVice ChairEmail Sally PenaMay 2025
Cesar HanceMemberEmail Cesar HanceMay 2025
Patti MainzMemberEmail Patti MainzMay 2027
Michael NicholsMemberEmail Michael NicholsMay 2027
Julia MurphyMemberEmail Julia MurphyMay 2027
Lynnese GravesMemberEmail Lynnese GravesMay 2027
Members of the Historic Landmark Commission