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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Launches New Look and Organization
Washington, DCThe Advisory Council on Historic Preservation launched a new look and organization at its winter business meeting March 1, 2002, in Washington, DC.
Under the leadership of presidentially appointed chairman John Nau, ACHP's existing members and staff are reorganized into three major program areasPreservation Initiatives, Federal Agency Programs, and Communications, Education, and Outreachto better meet all needs of the historic preservation community and the Nation. An Executive Committee oversees all ACHP work.
The agency's reorganization is complemented by a dynamic new logo that was unveiled at the meeting.
ACHP's new logo was unveiled at the winter 2002 business meeting. The new image complements the agency's new structure, which focuses on three major program areas to better serve the historic preservation community and the Nation. Pictured are Chairman John Nau and Executive Director John Fowler.
An independent Federal agency, ACHP was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. ACHP serves as primary policy advisor to the President and Congress on historic preservation matters, leads the Nation's historic preservation program, and administers the Federal Government's protective process for historic properties.
Under ACHP's new structure, an Executive Committee, headed by Chairman Nau and Vice Chairman Bernadette Castro, governs agency operations such as management, budget, legislative policy, and oversight of prominent Section 106 cases.
The Executive Committee is composed of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and
ACHP members who chair three standing committees that correspond to ACHP's
three new program areas. The staff structure has been realigned to support
the new program areas, which are:
Mayor Bob Young (right), chair of the Preservation
Initiatives Committee, presents recommendations from his committee to
the full membership at the business meeting. At left is Bruce Judd, historic
preservation expert member.
Federal Agency Programs Committee chair Kak Slick reports the recommendations from her committee at the meeting. At the table from left to right: Joseph Moravec, Public Buildings Commissioner, General Services Administration; Kak Slick, general public member; and Donald Murphy, Deputy Director, National Park Service.
ACHP staff look on as Dan Smith, Special Assistant to the Director of the National Park Service, presents findings from the Communications, Education, and Outreach Committee at the meeting. Smith represented National Park Service Director Fran Mainella as chair of the committee.
Prior to ACHP's business meeting, each committee met to discuss the tasks of its program area and explore new directions for the agency. At the business meeting, each committee chair presented these recommendations to the full membership for its consideration.
In addition to the work done by the committees to develop and advance a number of initiatives, members took the following actions at the business meeting:
Following the business meeting, members of ACHP's Task Force on Homeland Security and Historic Preservation received a firsthand look at the proposed security enhancements and enhanced visitor services for the Washington Monument in a site visit conducted by the National Park Service.
John Nau, III, of Houston, Texas, chairs ACHP, whose membership includes four historic preservation experts, four citizen members, a Native Hawaiian, a governor, a mayor, and four Federal agency heads, all appointed by the President. The Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, the Architect of the Capitol, the president of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation round out the membership. John M. Fowler serves as Executive Director. ACHP is headquartered in Washington, DC, with an office in Denver, Colorado.