The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) is a nine-member, governor appointed body of citizens with expertise in fields relating to historic preservation. The SACHP reviews all proposed National Register nominations in Oregon.
Annual Meeting Schedule
SACHP conducts three meetings a year at sites around
Oregon. These meetings have a business session and often a tour of
heritage sites and organizations in the region. All meetings and tours
are free and open to the public.
Upcoming Meetings and Agendas
February 16, 2024: The State Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation will be meeting in Salem, February 16.
- In person meeting - 725 Summer St. NE, Room 124A and 124B, Salem, OR 97301
- Concurrent zoom meeting - To speak during the meeting, register here.
The meeting will be streamed to YouTube.
- Nominations Under Consideration for February 2024 meeting:
For current information about the exact time and locations, or about agendas, contact (503) 986-0690.
Recently listed Oregon properties in the National Register can be found here.
Robert Olguin, National Register Coordinator
Stephen Dow Beckham (Chair)
Stephen Dow Beckham is Pamplin Professor of History, Emeritus, Lewis & Clark College. Prof.
Beckham taught courses for forty-two years on the American West, Native Americans, environmental history, and the Pacific Northwest. He is a former Oregon Professor of the Year, recipient of the American Historical Association's distinguished award, former member of the Board of Advisers of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and was a founding board member of the Historic Preservation League of Oregon (Restore Oregon). He has researched and written the exhibits at the Oregon Trail Center, Baker City; Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County Museum, The Dalles; "Oregon My Oregon" and "Oregon Voices" at the Oregon Historical Society, and other exhibits from the Library of Congress to the master plan for the Hong Kong Museum of History.
Mark Tveskov, Ashland
Mark Tveskov is a professor of Anthropology at Southern Oregon University and is the Director of the SOU Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), which he founded in 1998. A native of Connecticut, Tveskov has conducted historical and archaeological research in Oregon since 1993. His research interests include prehistoric and historic era archaeology, cultural ecology, identity, colonialism, public archaeology, and cultural resource management. Most recently, Tveskov has been researching the archaeology of the Rogue River Wars of the 1850s, which has included work at the U.S. Army's Fort Lane, and the discovery of the location of the Battle of Hungry Hill, the site of one of the largest battles of the Indian Wars of the Pacific Northwest.
Julie Osborne, Birkenfeld
Julie has worked for more than 25 years in the field of historic preservation. She received her Masters degree from the University of Utah, worked as the National Register coordinator for the states of Utah and Oregon, preservation planner for the city of Salem, cultural resources specialist for ODOT, and as a cultural resources consultant throughout the intermountain and northwest regions. Most recently, Julie worked as the Oregon State Parks Historian, researching OPRD’s historic assets and assisting project managers in exploring options to minimize impacts to heritage park resources. She and her husband, Rick, now live at Fishhawk Lake in Clatsop County.
Gwendolyn Trice, Enterprise
Gwendolyn is the founder and Executive Director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, a museum located in Joseph, Oregon in the center of the Arts and Cultural District which focuses on collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich history of the multicultural railroad logging community of Maxville, Oregon and similar communities in the Pacific Northwest. Gwendolyn, a videographer contributed key oral history interviews, photographs and transcripts for the Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary, "The Logger's Daughter", which shed light on the little-known history of African American loggers and their families who migrated to Maxville from all over the South and Midwest. Gwendolyn created several references to these individuals such as the Oregon Encyclopedia on-line, Blackpast.org, Preservation Magazine, the Forum Quarterly, and the Oregon Historic Quarterly. Gwendolyn also serves on the Oregon State Advocacy Commission on of Black Affairs, and is a 2015 recipient of the Oregon Women of Achievement Award.
Stephen Mark, Crater Lake
Stephen R. Mark joined the National Park Service in 1988 as a historian and is based at Crater Lake National Park. He also serves Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, but has also completed projects for John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks, Yosemite National Park, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Steve contributes entries to the Oregon Encyclopedia, and has written books and articles about the Pacific Northwest, especially its public lands. His work also includes historic preservation, both as a compliance specialist and researcher, specializing in linear resources and rustic architecture.
Heidi Slaybaugh, Bend
Heidi Slaybaugh has wide-ranging experience in the field of architecture with an empaphis in historic preservation. She is a Project Manager and Senior Associate at BLRB Architects in Bend, Oregon. She has worked on preservation projects ranging from the rehabilitation of Pasadena City Hall, in Pasadena, California to the adaptive reuse of a fire hall addition to the Wallowa County Historical Museum in Joseph, Oregon. She also developed the Historic Design Guidelines for the City of Enterprise, Oregon and the revised Preservation Code for Deschutes County and the City of Bend. Heidi served as the Chair of the Bend Landmarks Commission for 10 years and previously served on the
Deschutes County Historical Landmarks Commission. With her vast knowledge and experience, Heidi meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Historic Preservation.
John Arroyo, Eugene
John Arroyo, PhD, AICP is an Assistant Professor in Engaging
Diverse Communities at the University of Oregon. Arroyo’s applied research and
teaching agendas focus on inclusive urbanism, particularly the social and
cultural dimensions of diverse built environments in underrepresented
communities. An urban planner and spatial policy expert by training, he has
over 20 years of local, state, and national cultural heritage experience.
Arroyo is a former Local Emerging Leader and Mildred Colodny National Diversity
Fellow at the National Trust for Historic Preservation (National Main Street
Center) and has worked in preservation advocacy and technical assistance for
The Getty Foundation and Los Angeles Conservancy; as a consultant and research
associate for national foundations such as The Kresge Foundation and ArtPlace
America; as a program manager for local landmarks registers, state-based
heritage-based tax credit programs, Main Street programs, and cultural
landscape and preservation plans; and as a board member for neighborhood
preservation organizations. His work has been supported by the American
Collegiate Schools of Planning, American Planning Association, Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Research
Council/Ford Foundation. He received a doctorate in Urban Planning, Policy, and
Design as well as a Master’s in City Planning and a Certificate in Urban Design
from MIT. He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Jacqueline Cheung, The Dalles
Jacqueline Cheung is an archaeologist who has done
excavations, site documentation and research on prehistoric and historic period
sites across the Northwest. She has worked for private contractors, the
Colville Confederated Tribes and for the National Park Service at Fort
Vancouver National Historic Site, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Lava
Beds National Monument, Mount Rainier National Park, and Crater Lake National
Park. In recent years, she has worked on sites associated with the Oregon Chinese
diaspora, helping with excavations and historic research. She has lived in The
Dalles for 30 years, living in and renovating a historic house (which is on the
National Register) and helping to renovate a historic Chinese merchandise store
in what was once the city’s Chinatown.