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News Release
Historic cemeteries commission meets April 17 in Forest Grove - 04/02/24

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) will meet in Forest Grove at the Old Train Station and Museum, 1936 19th Avenue, and via online meeting on April 17 at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes discussion of cemetery record preservation, a presentation from the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board on operating cemetery requirements, and a presentation from Oregon State Archives on cemetery related records and support for local governments and special districts. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes an opportunity for public comment. Meeting information is on the agenda and you can follow this link to register for online access information. 

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. For more information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oprd.oregon.gov

Special accommodations for the meeting – including translation services – may be made by calling (503) 986‐0690 or Mary.Newcomb@oprd.oregon.gov at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. For call-in details and the agenda or more information about the commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org.

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