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Historical Commission

The Historical Commission was established by the City of Farmington in 1973 for the following purpose: 1) to safeguard the heritage of the City by preserving the cultural, social, economic, political and architectural elements having historic significance; 2) to stabilize and improve property values in such districts; 3) to foster and promote civic beautification with emphasis on historical significance; 4) to promote the use of local history for education, pleasure and the welfare of the citizens of the City; and 5) to encourage the collection of records and objects which interpret the history of Farmington, and cooperate in the establishment and operation of a museum or other appropriate center for custody and display of such items. The Historical Commission, consisting of nine members, meets on a monthly basis.

  • 7 members
  • 3-year term
  • Meets on the 4th Thursday at 7 p.m.
 Members Term Ending
Laura Myers - Chairperson 3/31/2023
Kevin Parkins 3/31/2025
Brandon Porterfield 3/31/2026
Rudy Wengorovius 3/31/2025
Vacancy 3/31/2025
Jill Keller 3/31/2023
Robert Senn 3/31/2023

Dick Carvell Award

The Dick Carvell Award is given to a person who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the preservation of Farmington history, by service on the Historical Commission and/or at the Governor Warner Mansion or in another capacity, living or posthumously.

Joni Hubred receives Preservation Award from Farmington Historical Commission

In 2013 the Farmington Historical Commission created the Dick Carvell Award to recognize people in the community who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the preservation of Farmington history. This year we were very pleased to present that award to Joni Hubred.
After more than twenty years covering the news in the Farmington area, she moved back to Minnesota to be near family last fall. Since May she’s been the editor of the Steele County Times and works, once again, in a historic small town.
Needless to say, we all miss her. She was such a tremendous asset to our community. Everyone read the news according to Joni. Her soft spot for Farmington history, and willingness to cover and promote our events, made her an especially valuable partner to the Mansion volunteers and other historical groups.
In 2014 she highlighted several fascinating Farmington women in her book, Farmington: a women’s history, and spearheaded the effort to research and rededicate Woman’s Park at the southwest corner of Oakland and Grand River.
Her last project was Farmington Voice, a hyperlocal news platform independently created in 2014 to serve Farmington and Farmington Hills. Her crisp reporting and unbiased viewpoint is missed by everyone in the Farmington area.

For more information contact:
Laura Myers
Chair, Farmington Historical Commission
248-622-8047 (c), 248-477-0894 (h)

Historical Commission Resources

Click here for Agendas and Minutes

 Staff Liaisons and Contacts  
David Murphy, City Manager 248-699-5122