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Two State Heritage boards to meet June 5 by phone

May 26, 2015

Two state heritage boards will meet separately June 5 by phone. Preliminary agendas with participation information are available on commission websites at www.oregonheritage.org

These meetings of the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries are open to the public. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission agenda includes approval of minutes from two previous meetings and approval of Oregon Museum grants. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. A public listening room will be available at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offices, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.

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, contact coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov .

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries agenda includes approval of previous meeting minutes and Historic Cemeteries Grants. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The public may listen to the meeting by 1-877-402-9757 and then enter the access code 46053

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, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oregon.gov .

For more information about both commissions, visit www.oregonheritage.org .