Historical Commission

The mission of the Newburyport Historical Commission (NHC) is to protect, preserve and promote Newburyport’s historic structures, neighborhoods, and landscapes.

The Historical Commission reviews applications subject to the Demolition Delay ordinance and any other projects occurring within the Newburyport Historical District that may seek the advice of the Commission. The Commission, which is a volunteer board made up of local residents, acts as a local advisory group to the Massachusetts Historical Commission for projects that require Section 106 or M.G.L. Chapter 254 review for historic preservation.

Comments to the Commission may be sent to planning@cityofnewburyport.com.

Please note:  The Newburyport Historical Commission (NHC) is the official City board that provides the advisory opinions on historic properties.  This should not be confused with the local Newburyport Preservation Trust (NPT), a non-profit advocacy group that has no official standing in the City.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Katelyn Sullivan Planner (978) 465-4400 ext 2

Commission Members

Glenn Richards


Biff Bouse

Vice Chair

Christopher Fay


Joe Morgan


Marc Cendron


Andrew Bernhardt


Chris Sawtelle


Edward Noymer


Allen Marquis