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President Bush Announces Three Appointments to the ACHP

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April 4, 2005, Washington, DC—President George W. Bush has announced his intention to appoint three new members of the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The new members are:

  • Gerald Peter Jemison, as the Indian Tribe/Native Hawaiian Representative Member, Victor, New York
  • Mark A. Sadd, General Public Member, Charleston, West Virginia
  • John G. Williams, III, AIA, Expert Member, Seattle, Washington

All three new members have terms that will expire June 10, 2008.

"President Bush has chosen well for the future of American historic preservation with these recently announced appointments," said ACHP Chairman John L. Nau, III.

"These three outstanding individuals, with their unique expertise, will fit well with the talents of the existing members. They will help us greatly as we move forward with implementation of the President's Preserve America initiative and other ACHP business over the course of the coming years."

The new members will be sworn in at the next quarterly business meeting of the ACHP, scheduled for May 18, 2005, in Annapolis, Maryland.

About the New Members

Gerald Peter Jemison is a historic site manager for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for the Ganondagon State Historic Site in Victor, where he has been involved since 1985. An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Jemison will assume a vital position in assisting the development of the ACHP's heritage programs relating to Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Alaskans, as well as adding his expertise to the overall range of historic preservation issues.

Mark A. Sadd is a partner with the law firm of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia, and has been in legal practice since 1992. Sadd has had a professional emphasis on real property, zoning, planning, land-use law, taxation, and other matters pertaining to property issues, all of which will prove useful to the ACHP in its work with the National Historic Preservation Act and its Section 106 responsibilities. He is a City Councilman at large for Charleston, West Virginia's capital.

John G. Williams, III, is a founding partner with Hoshide Williams Architects in Seattle, Washington, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter. He has decades of involvement with historic preservation issues both professionally and personally. Williams is currently chairman of the Washington State Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, is the national vice president of Preservation Action, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions for which he is a former chairman.

About the ACHP

The ACHP, an independent Federal agency, promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of the nation's historic resources and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also provides a forum for influencing federal activities, programs, and policies that impact historic properties. In addition, the ACHP has a key role in carrying out the Administration's Preserve America program.

Learn more about the ACHP

Posted April 7, 2005

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