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Heritage Commission to meet October 16-17 in Cottage Grove

Oct. 4, 2016

The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet in Cottage Grove October 16-17.

On October 16, Commissioners will gather at 12:30 p.m. to tour heritage efforts including Cottage Grove Main Street, Cottage Grove Armory, Cottage Grove Museum, Chambers Bridge and the McFarland Cemetery.

On October 17, a public business meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Its agenda includes review and discussion of the several designation programs, grant programs, the Oregon Preservation Plan, and the Connecting to Collections project.

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, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or kuri.gill@oregon.gov.