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Oregon Heritage Commission to meet June 6 and seeks to fill vacancy - 05/24/22

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet June 6 via zoom. The agenda includes reviewing museum grant recommendations, information from Department of Land Conservation and Development on Goal 5 Cultural Areas Rulemaking, a presentation of preliminary results of an Economic Impact Study of heritage activities in Oregon, and review of a Heritage Tradition application. To register for the virtual meeting visit here

There is an appointed position on the Oregon Heritage Commission that will be expiring June 30. Requests for appointment are now being accepted.

The Heritage Commission’s nine members represent a diversity of cultural, geographic, and institutional interests. The Commission is the primary agency for coordination of heritage activities in the state. This includes carrying out the Oregon Heritage Plan, increasing efficiency and avoiding duplication among interest groups, developing plans for coordination among agencies and organizations, encouraging tourism related to heritage resources, and coordinating statewide anniversary celebrations.

All Oregon residents are encouraged to apply for appointment but we are particularly seeking applications from those living in the Southern Oregon region. The Heritage Commission is especially seeking members with knowledge and experience related to community institutions, heritage tourism, or education/higher education, and who have experience working with diverse cultural groups. 

The group meets four-six times per year in changing locations around the state and will offer virtual options to attend meetings. Commissioners are also asked to occasionally participate in meetings or events in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time. Appointed Commissioners are reimbursed for their travel and related expenses while conducting official commission business.

More information about the Oregon Heritage Commission is available online at www.oregonheritage.org and from Commission coordinator Katie Henry at 503-877-8834 or katie.henry@oprd.oregon.gov. 

To request appointment, go to Gov. Kate Brown’s Boards and Commissions webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/board-list.aspx.  

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