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News Release
Oregon Heritage Commission to meet October 17 & 18 in Salem - 10/04/19

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet in Salem October 17 and 18.

On October 17, Commissioners will gather at 3:00 p.m. to tour Salem Pioneer Cemetery.

On October 18, the Heritage Commission will gather at 9 a.m. at the North Mall Office Building, Room 124, 725 Summer St NE, Salem OR 97301 for a joint meeting with other committees of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s heritage division. The joint meeting will include a training provided by the Oregon Ethics Commission, updates from the Oregon Cultural Trust, and discussions about the division’s Preservation and Heritage Plans. The joint committee meeting will conclude at approximately 12:40 p.m.

At 1 p.m. on October 18, the Heritage Commission will convene at the Oregon State Archives Conference Room at 800 Summer St NE, Salem OR 97301 for a business meeting. The agenda includes updates about education and tourism, as well as an opportunity for public comment on the Commission’s proposed goals for the 2020-2025 Oregon Heritage Plan. The Heritage Commission is proposing four statewide goals and asking individuals and organizations to participate in working toward them. The public is invited to provide feedback on the new statewide focus of the plan, how these goals reflect current and future efforts of heritage organizations in Oregon, and how the Commission can support heritage efforts in meeting these goals.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

Commission meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986?0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

For more information and accessibility needs, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator Beth Dehn at 503-986-0696 or eth.Dehn@oregon.gov">Beth.Dehn@oregon.gov.

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