Design Assistance Committee & Historic Preservation Commission

Marilyn Appleby

Architectural Rep.

Sheryl Hamlin

Citizen Rep.

Judy Triem

Santa Paula Historical Society Rep.

Karen Djernaes

Citizen Rep.

Jason Herber

Planning Commission Rep.


      The Design Assistance Committee meets on-call and acts as an advisory body to the Historic Preservation Commission.

The Design Assistance Committee (DAC) consists of five members appointed by the City Council who have the following qualifications:  1) Two City Resident Members; 2) One Member from the Santa Paula Planning Commission; 3) One Member who shall have been a candidate nominated by the Santa Paula Historical Society; and 4) One Member who by reason of training and experience is knowledgeable in the field of construction and structural rehabilitation (such as a licensed architect, engineer, contractor, or urban planner).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Access agendas and minutes for the Design Assistance Committee here: Agendas & Minutes (Link)


DAC meetings can be found on the Commissions, Committees, and Boards calendar (Link). Public Comment may be submitted via virtual public comment card here: DAC Comment Card (Link)

Federal Historic Preservation Laws, Regulations, and Standards

For further information on Federal laws, regulations, and standards for historic preservation, visit the National Park Service’s webpage at the following link: