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Home arrowNews arrowMay 8 , 2012

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Convenes Spring 2012 Business Meeting in Historic Senate Caucus Room

WHAT: The spring 2012 quarterly business meeting of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) includes discussion and action on the following subjects:

  • Building a More Inclusive National Preservation Program
  • Rightsizing Task Force Report
  • Sustainability Task Force Report
  • Report on the Native American Traditional Cultural Landscapes Action Plan
  • Announcement of five new Preserve America Community designations
  • Federal Budget Austerity and Historic Preservation Forum, session two

WHO: ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, will preside over the 23-member Executive Branch independent federal agency with 23 presidentially appointed members and six observers participating. ACHP members under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act are the following: Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Architect of the Capitol, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, a American Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian Organization member, four members of the general public, four historic preservation experts, one state governor, and one city mayor. ACHP observers include: National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Council on Environmental Quality, and Environmental Protection Agency.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., May 10, 2012

WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Caucus Room, Washington, D.C

OPEN MEETING: The meeting is open to the public and media.

About the ACHP: An independent federal agency, the ACHP promotes the economic, educational, environmental, sustainability and cultural values of historic preservation and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also influences federal activities, programs and policies that affect historic and cultural properties. See www.achp.gov for more information.

Posted May 8, 2012

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