The Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions (MAHDC) was formed in 1979. Since its inception, the basic philosophy of MAHDC has remained unchanged: by working together and partnering with the Maryland Historical Trust and other organizations, Maryland’s Historic District Commissions can help one another become more effective protectors of historic resources in each of their own communities.
Today there are 48 Historic District Commissions across Maryland, including 19 Certified Local Governments, representing both urban and rural historic districts. Although Historic District Commissions have become an accepted form of local government, Commissions are still in need of training and support – and their constituents need to understand the value their historic districts bring to the community. That is what we work to do – to provide technical assistance and educational opportunities to Commissions and their staff. Thirty years after its founding, MAHDC’s mission remains the same, and as vital as ever.
We have a consultant on staff who handles our board responsibilties. We also have a Board of Directors that is diverse in terms of geography and experience. Some members are staff to boards, some are long standing members, and others are chairs to commissions. All our board members collectively help guide our organization to assist you and your commissions in the work that you do.
Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions
P.O. Box 786 Frederick, MD 21705