The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on issues pertaining to the historical, archaeological, engineering, and cultural heritage of the city. The Commission also participates in the preservation and acquisition of Elk River's heritage and historical sites. For more detailed information, see Chapter 2, Article V, "Boards and Commissions" of the Elk River City Code.
The Heritage Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council. Terms are three years beginning on the first day of March. Members are appointed by the City Council and must reside in the City of Elk River. The HPC shall include, if available, a member of the Sherburne County Historical Society.