Mission and Leadership

In 2022, the Santa Monica Conservancy celebrated our 20th Anniversary year!

We have accomplished much since our founding in 2002. Our longevity demonstrates that when we work together to advocate for preservation and stewardship of our historic environment, we meet with success more often than not!

Follow the links below to find out more about our mission and the remarkable people behind our organization.

About Us
Top Twenty Achievements
Board of Directors
Advisory Council
Staff Leadership

Our Mission

The Santa Monica Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to promoting widespread understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation.

How do we accomplish our goals?

  • We educate the community through tours, lectures, workshops, webinars and other programs;
  • We advocate for saving and landmarking historic buildings that connect us more closely to our community’s heritage;
  • We work closely with residents to preserve and protect historic homes and buildings;
  • We encourage the City to improve incentives and benefits for preservation, and simplify the regulatory processes for landmarking and adaptive reuse.