WASHINGTON, DC – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chair Sara C. Bronin today administered the oath of office to three new ACHP members: General Public Member Carmen A. Jordan-Cox, Expert Member Monica Rhodes, and Mayor Member Randall L. Woodfin. President Joe Biden appointed Jordan-Cox and Rhodes to terms ending June 2026 and Woodfin to a term ending June 2025.
“The American people and our federal preservation program will benefit greatly from the expertise and passion of these three highly accomplished individuals,” Bronin said. “Though their professional backgrounds differ, they share, with each other and me, a deep commitment to engaging, educating, and elevating our young people. I look forward to working with them to advance our mission of promoting the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources, and advising the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy.”
Jordan-Cox of Bear, Delaware, has more than four decades of experience in higher education. She served one term on the Delaware Judiciary and now teaches doctoral courses in public policy and ethics as an adjunct professor. She has worked on the restoration of several historic cemeteries in Delaware and has a robust portfolio of civic and community engagement, advocacy, and organizational development.
Rhodes is a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and Conservation at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She has established groundbreaking programs to advance socially and economically inclusive heritage practices, and she served as the founding director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE (Hands On Preservation Education) Crew.
Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Woodfin is serving his second term as mayor of the historic city. His philosophy of “putting people first” guides his leadership. He is focused on enhancing education and fostering a climate of economic opportunity for all residents. Under his leadership, the city completed exterior renovations on the historic A.G. Gaston Motel, a significant meeting place during the Civil Rights Movement and a centerpiece of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.
Jordan-Cox, Rhodes, and Woodfin replace General Public Member John Finley, Expert Member Luke Nichter, and Mayor Robert Simison, respectively.
“I thank the ACHP’s three departing members for their commitment to protecting the nation’s historic resources and for bringing their considerable talents to bear during their many years of dedicated public service,” Bronin said.