April 1, 2013
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) meeting will take place April 5 at the Illinois Valley Grange, 3763 Holland Loop Road at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agenda items will include a national conference to be held in Oregon, the cemetery grant report, current projects and upcoming plans. The commission will invite public comments.
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. More information about commission activities and the meeting may be obtained from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's historic cemeteries program coordinator, Kuri Gill, at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail: Kuri.Gill@state.or.us.