Historic Preservation Commission

The Decorah Historic Preservation Commission’s primary purpose is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement and perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance.  Established in 2007, the Commission is a federal and state approved Certified Local Government agency.  Contact may be made through the Municipal Center or by email:  historicpreservation@decorahia.org

Decorah Historic Preservation Commission


Commission meetings are open to the public.  DHPC typically meets on the final Wednesday of each month @ 4:30 p.m. in the Decorah Municipal Building.  The agenda and any changes in the meeting schedule are posted in the Municipal Building lobby during the week before meetings.

Commission Members

Mayor Appointment With Council Approval

Meets the last Wednesday of each month - City Hall Council Chambers - 4:30 p.m.

3 year staggered terms – 7 members

Name Term Expires Appointment Phone
Name: Mark Muggli, Chair Term Expires: 6/30/25 Appointment: 9/2/14 Phone: 563-382-9863
Name: Diane Scholl Term Expires: 6/30/24 Appointment: 12/15/14 Phone: 563-382-4802
Name: VACANT Term Expires: Appointment: Phone:
Name: Hayley Jackson Term Expires: 6/30/24 Appointment: 6/5/17 Phone: 563-387-1725
Name: Adrienne Coffeen Term Expires: 6/30/25 Appointment: 9/18/17 Phone: 563-382-5353
Name: Judy Vander Linden Term Expires: 6/30/25 Appointment: 3/21/16 Phone: 563-382-4282
Name: Mark Branum Term Expires: 6/30/24 Appointment: 4/3/17 Phone: 563-517-1021

Gallery of Decorah's Historic Places

Woolen Mill

Woolen Mill

Broadway-Phelps Park Broadway StreetHistoric District

Ellsworth-Porter House

Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Painter-Bernatz MillPainter-Bernatz Mill

Cooley-Whitney House

Cooley-Whitney House