Historic Preservation Commission


HPC Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Training Room, City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, Wisconsin. Check the City calendar for updates or changes.

The agenda for the commission can be found here


  • Alyssa Mueller, City Council Representative
  • Casie Radford - Term Expires January 2025
  • Jayne Hoffman - Term Expires January 2025
  • Dan Geister - Term Expires January 2026
  • Pam Friede - Term Expires January 2024
  • Mark Anderson - Term Expires January 2025
  • Julie Huebel - Term Expires January 2025

Members of this board are appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Terms are three years in length.

  • Legal Basis: 1993 Wisconsin Act 471 Municipal Code - Section 17.76.030
  • Compensation: Per Resolution Number 3041, Dated August 22, 1997


The duties of the commission are to select geographically-defined areas within the city to be designated as historic districts and to prepare a historic preservation plan for each area. The Commission woks with property owners to designate and educate about local historic buildings.

Historic Story Maps of River Falls

The Historic Story Maps of River Falls, Wisconsin, are a great way to explore “The City on the Kinni.” Whether you prefer to do your exploring from the comfort of your home or while walking around on your mobile device, these will make your experience enjoyable. There are two versions entitled “The City on the Kinni” and "A Walk Through Time".

“The City on the Kinni” offers a comprehensive history of the River Falls starting in 1848 when Joel Foster first came to the area taking you through the development of the City. It is ideally enjoyed on a desktop computer. While using "A Walk Through Time", the optimal experience is on your mobile device (e.g. phone or tablet) allowing you to travel to and learn about different locations and buildings around River Falls. You may be surprised what you find out about the history of this beautiful City.