State Historical Resources Commission
The State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) is a nine-member state review board, appointed by the Governor, with responsibilities for the identification, registration, and preservation of California's cultural heritage. The SHRC meets at least four times per year to give citizens an opportunity to participate in the public hearings.
Responsibilities of the Commission
Five members of the SHRC shall be recognized professionals in the disciplines of history, pre-historic archaeology, historic archaeology, architectural history, and restoration architecture. One member shall be knowledgeable in ethnic history; one member shall be knowledgeable in Folklife; and two members shall represent the public or possess expertise in fields that the Governor deems necessary or desirable to enable the Commission to carry out its responsibilities. The State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) serves as Executive Secretary to the SHRC.
In accordance with State law (California Public Resources Code Section 5020.4), the primary responsibility of the SHRC is to review applications for listing historic and archaeological resources on the National Register of Historic Places, the California Register of Historical Resources, and the California Historical Landmarks and California Points of Historical Interest registration programs.
The SHRC is also charged with the following responsibilities:
JULIANNE POLANCO, Chair
ALBERTO BERTOLI, AIA
BRYAN K. BRANDES
BETH EDWARDS HARRIS
ADRIAN PRAETZELLIS, PhD
RULES OF ORDER
Adopted July 24, 2008