About the Commission

MHPRC logoEstablished in 1976, the Commission's primary duty is to oversee the exterior alteration of buildings and sites designated as local landmarks. They are also charged with the preparation and execution of a preservation plan; the promotion of the public interest in historic preservation; assisting landmark owners in the proper preservation of their properties; and helping to establish neighborhood development corporations within historic areas.


Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor for 4 year terms. The current Commission consists of the following individuals:

  • John Heppner, Chair, Interested in Local History
  • Tom Collins, Vice Chair, Emily Kimbrough Local District
  • Sherry Ridenour, Secretary, Wysor Heights National District 
  • Stacy Ball, Emily Kimbrough Local District
  • Lynn Thornburg, Emily Kimbrough Local District
  • Brad Polk, County Government Representative
  • James Heimlich, Historic Preservation Officer

Meeting Information

The Commission meets at First Baptist Church (309 E Adams St.) at 5:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Parking is on Adams Street. The Commission and its staff are all volunteers contributing their time to historic preservation in Muncie. 

Section 106 Programmatic Agreement 2017-2022