In 2002, a Historic Landmark Committee grew out of a group of people who joined together to save Tracy’s historic water towers. The goals of the Historic Landmark Committee are to:
- Promote understanding of Tracy’s history
- Preserve and restore Tracy’s historic landmarks
- Recognize individuals/groups for their contributions to historic preservation in Tracy
Since 2001 the Historic Landmark Committee has recognized community members who have preserved residential and commercial buildings and supported preservation of other structures, such as the West Building at Tracy High School and so-called “3 Sisters” houses downtown, and development of City guidelines for the preservation and renovation of the historic downtown district.
The Historic Landmark Committee is generally organized around specific program objectives, bringing people together to work on target projects. Community members are encouraged to participate on the Historic Landmark Committee. The current Historic Landmark Preservation project is to complete the Historic Ellis Town Site marker.