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Heritage Commission to meet January 21-22 in Portland

​January 8, 2018

On January 21, Commissioners will gather at 12:30 p.m. to tour heritage efforts at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and Oregon Historical Society.

On January 22, a public business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at Nordia House, Nordic Northwest's Cultural Center located at 8800 SW Olsen Rd. Portland OR 97223. The agenda includes proposals for designating Oregon Heritage Traditions, discussion regarding legislative language change for statewide celebrations, a statewide digitization survey, the 2018 Oregon Heritage Conference in Bend, and technical outreach services.

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.

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