Historical Commission

Mission Statement

The goal of the San Miguel County Historical Commission is to preserve the cultural, architectural, and historic resources within the boundaries of San Miguel County. The commission was formed in 2000 to recommend the designation of historic landmarks and districts within the county. The members advocate and educate on matters of historic preservation and they help staff develop incentives and regulations when appropriate to enhance historic preservation. 


Meetings are public and held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. When meetings resume in person, they will be held in the Miramonte conf. room - 2nd floor of the County office building, 333 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride.


  • Ted Wilson, Chair
  • J.J. Ossola, Vice Chair
  • Kiernan Lannon
  • Bob Mather
  • John Wontrobski
  • 1st Alternate
  • 2nd Alternate

Two vacancies (1st and 2nd alternates) exist on the Historical Commission. Letters of interest can be sent to the Commissioner's office via email: the Commissioner's Office email or for further information call (970)728-3844.

Staff Liaison

The Parks & Open Space Director is the staff liaison for the Historical Commission.

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