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Members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation met June 29, 2022, for their summer business meeting. Topics they addressed included discussion of the development of Section 106 exemptions for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and the Army's Vietnam War-era historic housing; ACHP plans to help with the shortage of qualified preservation professionals to fill federal jobs, including ideas for establishing core competencies in historic preservation at the college level and younger; as well as updates on new staff, climate change issues, Traditional Knowledge, and the ACHP's Policy Statement on Burial Sites, Human Remains, and Funerary Objects.


The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will host its next business meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 1:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. EDT. Due to continuing COVID-related precautions, the meeting will take place using Zoom conferencing. There will be no in-person attendance and, due to technical limitations, only ACHP and ACHP members and staff will be able to watch live. However, a recording of the meeting will be posted on the ACHP website and the ACHP YouTube Channel when the proceedings conclude.


Apply now for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2022-2023 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation! This joint award honors outstanding projects that have advanced the goals of historic preservation while promoting affordable housing, community revitalization, and/or enhanced economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. Submissions are due August 15, 2022.

In this episode of Preservation Perspectives, the ACHP podcast, host ACHP Expert Member Luke Nichter spoke with Lucha Martinez de Luna, Director of Chicano/a/x Murals of Colorado Project. Martinez de Luna is working to preserve the murals and document them.

Luke Nichter and Lucha Martinez de Luna
Click on the photo to view the podcast episode.


Washington, D.C.–The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is seeking public input on a proposed exemption that would release all federal agencies from the requirement to consider the effects on historic properties of their undertakings involving the installation and placement of certain electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).