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. Five members of the SHRC shall be recognized professionals in the disciplines of history, pre-historic archaeology, historical 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. The SHRC meets four times per year and welcomes public attendance and participation. 

Meeting Schedule and Notices  
Meeting Minutes  



Commissioners

Julianne Polanco
Julianne Polanco
Chairperson
History
San Francisco
Term expires March, 2017 

Bryan K. Brandes
Bryan K. Brandes
Vice-Chair
Public Member
Temple City
Term expires December 2014

Alberto Bertoli, AIA
Alberto Bertoli, AIA
Architecture
San Francisco
Term expires December 2014

Elizabeth Edwards Harris
Elizabeth Edwards Harris
Architectural History
Los Angeles
Term expires March 2017

Marshall McKay
Marshall McKay
Folklife
Brooks
Term expires March 2017

Anmarie Medin
Anmarie Medin
Historical Archaeology
Fair Oaks
Term expires March 2017

rick moss
Rick Moss
Ethnic History
Alameda
Term expries March 2017

 David Phoenix
David Phoenix
Public Member
Los Angeles
Term expires December 2014

Adrian Praetzellis, PhD
Adrian Praetzellis, Ph.D.
Prehistoric Archaeology
Santa Rosa
Term expires March 2017

Contact

Twila Willis-Hunter
Office of Historic Preservation
1725 23rd Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 445-7000
Fax: (916) 445-7053
E-mail: calshpo@parks.ca.gov 


Responsibilities of the Commission

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 also is charged with the following responsibilities:

Conduct a statewide inventory of historical resources and maintain cmprehensive records of these resources.

Develop and adopt criteria for the rehabilitation of historic structures.

Establish policies and guidelines for a comprehensive statewide historical resources plan.

Submit an annual report to the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the State Legislature giving an account of Commission activities, identifying unattained goals of plans and programs, and recommending needed legislation for the support of these programs.

Consult with and consider the recommendations of public agencies, civic groups, and citizens interested inhistoric preservation.

Develop criteria and procedures based upon public hearings and active public participation for the selection of projects to be funded through the National Historic Preservation fund and other federal and state grants-in-aid programs.


RULES OF ORDER
Adopted July 24, 2008