The Board is composed of seven members who must be residents of the City. If possible, members must be professionals in the fields of architecture, history, architectural history, archaeology, or other history-related fields such as urban planning, american studies, american civilization, cultural geography, or cultural anthropology. Lay persons with special interest, experience, or knowledge in any of those fields must make up the balance. The City Commission requests nominations from the Southeast Volusia Historical Society. The Historic Preservation Committee members serve three-year terms.
The Board recommends designation of historic districts, landmarks, and sites; advises on historic preservation; coordinates the City's preservation work with Federal, State, and County governments and other City departments; etc.