I am proud to announce that the Douglas County Commissioners have appointed me to a three year term on the County Historic Preservation Board. It’s a volunteer position and the Board is an advisory body that gives advice and makes recommendations to the county’s decision-making groups.
Here’s the Board’s mission statement:
The Board conducts research on historic resources in the County; advises property owners on methods for preserving sites and artifacts; makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners regarding zoning and subdivision issues related to historic resources; facilitates the collection, cataloging, preservation and interpretation of donated historic artifacts; and works to educate County residents on historic matters.
It sounded like fun to me, so I applied last fall. You can find out more about the Board and Douglas County history and prehistory here at the County website.