[Heritage] Former Oregon City Mayor to keynote Heritage Conference

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Wed Apr 10 11:31:59 PDT 2013

Alice Norris, president of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Oregon Heritage Conference in May.

Norris began her career as a high school English teacher and has been a community change agent for 25 years. She has served on the boards of multiple civic, arts, and heritage organizations and is currently president of the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, working to become the first national heritage area in the Pacific Northwest and the first state heritage area in Oregon. She is also president of the Clackamas Repertory Theatre and a Board member of the Volunteers in Medicine Founders Clinic. In 2010, she completed 8 years as the Mayor of Oregon City.

The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place May 9-10 in Portland. The conference theme is Connect Through Stewardship with sessions focused on heritage advocacy and outreach, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, appreciation and management of mid-century modern buildings, and collections care and disaster preparedness.

Attendees will include community leaders, staff and volunteers from historical societies, museums, archives, historic cemeteries, ethnic organizations, schools, historic preservation commissions, humanities groups, Main Street programs, the tourism industry, economic development, staff from local, state, and federal governments, and professional historians and preservationists.

More information about the conference and registration is available at www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx.

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