Members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met November 15 in Washington, D.C., for their fall business meeting. The proceedings were broadcast on Facebook Live and are available on the ACHP’s YouTube channel here.

Chair Sara Bronin and Executive Director Reid Nelson discussed recruiting for a number of positions at the ACHP along with new positions funded through the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council. Members discussed a variety of issues related to Section 106 program alternatives, infrastructure, housing, and telecommunications.

Members voted to have Chair Bronin write letters to Congress on the topics of opposing the provisions of three bills in Congress regarding broadband; supporting creation of a commission to investigate Indian Boarding Schools and the burials associated with them; supporting the School Infrastructure Modernization Act and the Rehabilitation of Historic Schools Act; and supporting the American Battlefield Protection Program Enhancement Act.

Members also discussed the ACHP’s draft principles for a policy statement on Indigenous Knowledge and Historic Preservation as well as outreach to new audiences to spread the preservation message and the production of the 2024 report to the President on the status of federal historic property management. The next business meeting will take place March 21, 2024, in Washington, D.C.