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Oregon Heritage Commission

Staff​

​Kuri Gill, Interim Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator
Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov
(503) 986-0685

Katie Henry, Heritage Outreach Specialist
Katie.Henry@oregon.gov
(503) 986-0671

Commissioners

Todd Kepple, Chair
Todd Kepple is the director of the Klamath County Museums.

Jerry Ostermiller, Vice Chair
Jerry Ostermiller With over 25 years of museum administration experience, his has served as an administrator for a number of major programs. Prior to being executive director at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Ostermiller was Historic Sites Administrator for the State of Idaho. He was also a member of the Idaho Historic Preservation Council and served as its president in 1988. Ostermiller is past president of the Council of American Maritime Museums and a member of the board of the United States Lifesaving Service Heritage Association.


Carole Astley
(advisory)
Carole Astley is the Director of Industry and Visitor Services for Travel Oregon. In her role, she oversees the tourism matching grants program, state welcome centers, travel and tourism industry trainings and the Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism.
  
Chrissy Curran (advisory)
Chrissy Curran is the deputy state historic preservation officer. She also is a member of the Oregon Historical Quarterly's editorial board.


MaryKay Dahlgreen (advisory)
MaryKay Dahlgreen became the Oregon State Librarian in March 2012. Prior to her appointment she had worked at the State Library for 16 years, seven as the Program Manager for Library Development and nine as the Youth Services Consultant. Dahlgreen began her professional career after earning her MLIS from the University of Washington in 1984.

MariLou Diamond
MariLou Diamond is a professional interior architect specializing in both commercial and residential design.  She is the founding president of the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum.  Mari Lou has served on the boards of numerous civic, professional, cultural and philanthropic organizations.

Laura Ferguson
Laura Ferguson is the Curator of Western History at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. She holds a BS from Oregon State University and an MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ferguson worked with the University of California, Berkeley's Teaching American History program, which supported history education in K-12 classrooms. She served as a visiting assistant professor at Whitman College and served as the faculty advisor to the student-led American Indian Association and collaborated with colleagues to improve management of and access to the college's collections.

Mary Beth Herkert (advisory)
Herkert is coordinator of the State Historic Records Advisory Board and has been state archivist since 2006.  She holds a master’s in history from the State University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Records Manager.

Sarah LeCompte
Sarah LeCompte is manager of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City. She also serves on the Baker City Historic District Design Review Board, and has assisted the Baker County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Museums Association.

Eric Martin
Eric Martin is a graduate of the University of Vermont's historic preservation program and worked at Historic Boston Inc., a historic preservation revolving fund and advocacy organization. He is an associate of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland.

Andrea Morgan (advisory)
Andrea Morgan is the social sciences curriculum specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. In her work, she has facilitated the development of the current Oregon Social Sciences Standards, and she provides assistance to districts, schools, and teachers with history and other social sciences curriculum and instruction issues. Previously, she taught high school history and economics in the Silver Falls School District. She has a masters degree in interdisciplinary studies from Western Oregon University.

Chelsea Rose
Chelsea Rose is an archaeologist and adjunct faculty member with the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology. She writes a monthly column about Jacksonville archaeology and was an on-camera host for Time Team America when it aired nationally on PBS from 2008-2012. She is the recipient of the Jeffersonian Award, an annual recognition given to a scholar by professional archaeologists and historians working in northern California and southern Oregon.

Layne Sawyer (advisory)
Layne Sawyer has worked at the Oregon State Archives since 1986. Before coming to work for the State Archives she worked as manuscripts curator at the Oregon Historical Society. She earned her undergraduate degree in American history from Washington State University and a master in library science degree from the University of Denver. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, Northwest Archivists, and other heritage organizations.

Matías Trejo De Dios
Matías Trejo De Dios has worked for the State of Oregon since 1997. His work with the state includes Internet Technology, Marketing, Bilingual Communications, Multimedia Production and Employment. Trejo De Dios is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO). 

Matías Trejo De Dios ha trabajado para el estado de Oregón desde el año 1997. Su trabajo con el estado incluye las áreas de tecnología de Internet, mercadotecnia, comunicaciones bilingües, producción audiovisual y empleo. Trejo De Dios es el fundador y Director Ejecutivo de la organización sin ánimo de lucro Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO).

Kerry Tymchuk (advisory)
Kerry Tymchuk, an author and a historian, is the executive director of the Oregon Historical Society. He chaired the 2012 Legislative Task Force on Heritage Vitality.

 
Meetings

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  Oregon Heritage Commission meeting at CAPACES Leadership Institute
  in Woodburn, OR.

Oregon Heritage Commission conducts quarterly meetings at sites around Oregon. These meetings often include a business session as well as a tour of heritage sites and organizations in the region. All meetings and tours are free and open to the public.
 
Upcoming Oregon Heritage Commission meetings (and their anticipated locations) are: 

2017

July 24, 9:00 a.m., Douglas County Museum, 123 Museum Dr., Roseburg, OR 97471. Preliminary agenda.

June 5, 2:00 p.m., teleconference, call 1-646-749-3112 and enter access code 469-941-733. Public Listening Room: Room 147, North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem. Preliminary agenda.

April 27, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E Sheridan, Newberg, OR 97132.               Preliminary agenda.

January 23, 9 a.m., CAPACES Leadership Institute, 356 Young Street, Woodburn, OR 97071. Preliminary agenda

2016

June 23, 1 p.m.  North Mall Office Building, Room 124A, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem, and via    phone.   Preliminary agenda
Aug. 22, 1 p.m. teleconference, call 1-877-402-9757 and enter access code: 4605348. Public Listening Room: Room 146, North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer St. NE, Ste. C, Salem. Preliminary Agenda
Oct. 17, Community Center, 700 E Gibbs, Cottage Grove. Preliminary agenda

 
These dates, times and locations are subject to change.

For current information about the exact time and locations, or about agendas, contact Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator Todd Mayberry at (503) 986-0696 or Todd.Mayberry@oregon.gov. The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations to participate in an Oregon Heritage Commission meeting or require translation services, please contact the Heritage Programs ADA Coordinator at (503) 986-0690 at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

 
Minutes

 

2017

June 5           Minutes
April 27         Minutes
Jan. 23         
Minutes

2016

Feb 1           Minutes
May 4          Minutes
June 23       Minutes
August 22    Draft Minutes
Oct. 17        Minutes

2015

Feb. 2           Minutes
April 23        Minutes
June 5          Minutes
Sept. 21       Minutes
Nov. 2          Minutes

2014

January 21     Minutes
March 7          Minutes
April 23          Minutes
May 28           Minutes
Sept. 8           Minutes
Dec. 16          Minutes

2013

January 28     Minutes
May 9            Minutes
July 22          Minutes
Nov. 4           Minutes

2012
 
February 6     Minutes
April 26         Minutes
May 21          Minutes
June 20         Minutes
October 22    Minutes
 
2011
 
February 14    Minutes 
April 7            Minutes 
July 18            Minutes 
Nov. 7            Minutes 
Dec. 9            Minutes 
 
2010
 
February 1       Minutes 
May 13            Minutes 
June 9              Minutes 
September 27  Minutes 
November 8     Minutes 
 
2009
 
February 13    Minutes 
April 16          Minutes 
July 27           Minutes 
November 2    Minutes 
December 18  Minutes 
 
2008 
 
January 26      Minutes
May 6             Minutes
August 4         Minutes 
November 10  Minutes 
 
2007
 
February 5      Minutes
February 26    Minutes
May 3             Minutes
August 6         Minutes
November 5    Minutes