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Todd Mayberry selected as Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator

Oct. 20, 2016

Todd Mayberry of Portland has been selected to serve as Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator. He will begin this role on November 1, 2016.

Todd Mayberry, previously the Director of Collections and Exhibits at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment, graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a BA in History, received an MA in Museology from the University of Washington. He has undergone additional professional training through the University of Victoria's Cultural Resource Management Diploma Program and the University of Minnesota's Project Management Certificate Program. Mayberry has over fifteen years of preservation and cultural resource management experience having served at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, and the Minnesota Historical Society. He has managed numerous projects funded through foundation, county, state and federal grants. Most recent is the Minidoka Oral History Project funded through the National Park Service's Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

"We are eagerly awaiting Todd's arrival," said Chrissy Curran, Oregon Heritage Manager of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. "His background and experience is especially well suited for the job and he will be a great fit with the Oregon Heritage team."

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity. There are also nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the 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. The Heritage Commission is part of Oregon Heritage, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or visit the Commission's website at www.oregonheritage.org.