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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today welcomed new Expert Member Rick Gonzalez, swearing him into a term ending in June 2023. President Donald J. Trump appointed Gonzalez to the ACHP.

“We look forward to utilizing Rick’s expertise as the ACHP enhances opportunities for minority architects and incorporates a preservation ethic for those in the architecture and building fields,” Chairman Jorjani said. “Rick has a lot to contribute to the national historic preservation conversation, through his many efforts within Florida and the local preservation community. We have already enlisted his help in the Traditional Trades Training Task Force we recently launched.”

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.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Florida architect Rick Gonzalez to be an Expert Member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The White House made the announcement yesterday.  

Get to Know Jay Vogt

WASHINGTON, DC – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today welcomed new Expert Member Jay D. Vogt and ACHP Observer Ann Pritzlaff Walker during the ACHP business meeting at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Vogt, appointed by President Donald J. Trump, was sworn in for a four-year term.

“The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will benefit greatly from both Jay and Ann’s unique perspectives, wide-ranging experience, and long careers in the preservation field,” Chairman Jorjani said. “I look forward to working with them in the coming years.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint Meridian, Idaho, Mayor Robert Eugene Simison as the Mayor Member on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The White House made the announcement yesterday.