[Heritage] Three state heritage boards to meet April 23 in Albany

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Apr 9 09:50:13 PDT 2014

         Three state heritage boards will meet April 23 in Albany, including a joint work session, during the Oregon Heritage Conference.

         The Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet for a work session on communications at 9 a.m. in the Albany City Council chambers, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The session will last for one hour.

         The boards will then meet separately. (The details of each meeting are listed below.) Their meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by call 503-986-0690.


         The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the City Council chambers for a work session on its draft bylaws.  The Commission will begin its formal meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Council chambers. Items on the agenda include consideration of four Oregon Heritage Tradition nominations, updates on projects related to the goals in its 2014-2019 Oregon Heritage Plan, and other heritage topics.

         The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson at oregon.gov .


         The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Albany Masonic Lodge, 431 1st Ave W.  Items on its agenda include approval of the 2014 Historic Cemetery Grants, potential legislation, and other topics related to historic cemeteries.

         State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill at oregon.gov


         The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet at 10:15 a.m. at Pizza King, 231 Lyon St. In 1998, the Governor established the Council to oversee and provide advice on Oregon's16 historic trails.

         The Council is made up of nine governor-appointed citizens working together to advise the Governor and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails. The Council meets three times a year. Guided by local residents and public agency experts, the Council members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss marking, interpretation and protection of the trails.
         The Council's meeting agenda is available at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "Historic Trails").

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