[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2014-03-13

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Mar 13 07:48:00 PDT 2014

In this Issue:
1. Emergency planning begins in your community
2. Two appointed to Heritage Commission


Community resilience makes a big difference in whether or not a heritage organization and its community will survive a disaster or emergency. What does resilience mean? How do you get it? What are those factors that will enable your organization to better survive that next disaster? The Ford Institute for Community Living, based in Roseburg, has made available several emergency preparedness articles about communities in Oregon. To access and read the articles, visit http://www.community-vitality.org/Spring2014TimeToPrepare.html.

Oregon Heritage MentorCorps are also standing by to offer free help to any heritage organization that wishes to get started on emergency preparedness or an emergency plan. To request a mentor, contact MentorCorps coordinator Cara Kaser at heritage.mentorcorps at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.mentorcorps at oregon.gov>.


Governor John Kitzhaber recently appointed Todd Kepple of Klamath Falls and Sarah LeCompte of Baker City to fill vacancies on the Oregon Heritage Commission. Kepple has been manager of the Klamath County Museum for the past eight years, and involved with a range of community organizations since 1993. LeCompte has worked at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City since 1993, including the past 10 years as manager.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine appointees representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity. There are also 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 about the Heritage Commission, visit its website at www.oregonheritage.org or contact coordinator Kyle Jansson by phone at (503) 986-0673 or email heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.


Don’t Forget! Register for the Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25, 2014<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> today!

Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, provides technical support and services to people and organizations documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage. Keep up with the latest heritage issues and trends at Oregon Heritage Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/> and follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage>.

Oregon Heritage News is a service of the Oregon Heritage Commission. Do you have an issue or item you would like to share? Email us<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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