Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today welcomed Meridian, Idaho, Mayor Robert E. Simison as the ACHP’s new Mayor Member. Mayor Simison was appointed by President Donald J. Trump and was sworn in for a four-year term.
Born and raised in Idaho, Simison graduated from Whitman College where he majored in history. He has served as Meridian mayor since January 2020 and previously was the chief of staff to the mayor since 2007. From 1997 to 2007, Simison was a staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. He worked with the general counsel on all legislative matters before the committee and handled all process and procedure matters for the committee.