Historic Alexandria Resources Commission

The Historic Alexandria Resources Commission (HARC) advises the City in the preservation of historic sites and buildings, artifacts, and records from loss or deterioration; and promotes citizen and tourist use of historic sites and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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About the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission

Meetings of the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission are open to the public, and are held year round on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. 


Commission Members

Commission members are appointed by City Council and must be citizens of Alexandria. Approximately two hours per month are required of Commission members. Citizens interested in filling vacancies on HARC should contact the Office of Historic Alexandria at 703.746.4554 for more information, or Citizens Assistance for an application. For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.

Member Roster and Application Link

The Commission members are comprised of:

  • 1 Representative from each of the following:
    • Alexandria Archaeological Commission
    • Alexandria Historical Restoration & Preservation Commission
    • Alexandria Public Records Advisory Commission
    • Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association Board of Governors
    • Alexandria Association
    • Alexandria Historical Society
    • Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage
    • Carlyle House
    • Christ Church
    • George Washington Masonic Memorial
    • Historic Alexandria Foundation
    • Lee-Fendall House
    • Mortar & Pestle Society
    • Old Presbyterian Meeting House
    • Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
    • Torpedo Factory Artists Association
  • 2 Business representatives, 1 of which shall be designated by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • 7 Members-at-large, at least 2 of whom shall be members of Alexandria civic associations and at least 2 representatives shall be appointed from each of the three planning districts.
  • 1 Member who serves as a volunteer at a historic property or attraction which is open to the public on a regularly scheduled basis

Term of Service

2-year term


City Staff Contact

Gretchen Bulova, Office of Historic Alexandria, 703.746.4554.


Agendas and Minutes

2022

  • January 18, 2022, 7 p.m. Agenda

HARC Advocacy Committee

  • January 4, 2022 Cancelled

2021

Check the calendar to see if the meeting is virtual or in person. The meeting registration link for virtual meetings is posted on the calendar. In-person meetings are held at the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street.


HARC Advocacy Committee


Ad Hoc Subcommittee – HARC Composition


HARC Bylaws

  • November 4, 2021, 6 p.m. Agenda, at the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street
  • August 25, 2021, 7 p.m. Agenda
  • July 13, 2021, 7 p.m.  Agenda


2020

HARC Advocacy Committee


Agendas, 2015-2019

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015


Minutes, 2015-2019

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015


Annual Reports




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