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New York State Board for Historic Preservation

The State Board for Historic Preservation was established under the State Historic Preservation Act of 1980, Article 11 (Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (PAR) CHAPTER 36-B, TITLE BLeaving New York State Parks), Sections 11.01, 11.03, 11.05, 11.07 and 11.09.

The Board for Historic Preservation is also known as the State Review Board (SRB). The Division for Historic Preservation (DHP), in its role as the designated State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), provides administrative support to the Board.

Contact Information

Daniel Mackay, Deputy Commissioner
daniel.mackay@parks.ny.gov
(518) 268-2171

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Division for Historic Preservation

Mailing addresses:
USPS: OPRHP, PO Box 189, Waterford, NY 12188
FedEx, UPS, or Priority Mail: ORPHP, 1 Delaware Avenue North, Cohoes, NY 12047

Phone: (518) 237-8643
Website: www.parks.ny.gov/shpo/

Purpose of the Board

The powers, functions, and duties of the State Board for Historic Preservation include:

  • advising the commissioner on policy matters affecting historic preservation and the historic site system;
  • providing consultation to the commissioner on historic site management, development and interpretation;
  • reviewing and making recommendations to the commissioner on whether properties meet the criteria for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places
  • reviewing and advising the commissioner on the statewide survey and plan for historic preservation.
  • reviewing and making recommendations to the commissioner on grant applications and use of Federal and State grants-in-aid; and
  • reviewing and commenting on selected projects which are being reviewed by the commissioner under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and Section 14.09 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, and commenting on environmental impact assessments or statements, or as otherwise provided by law, on undertakings which may have an impact on historic resources

Members and Proceedings

The State Board for Historic Preservation meets quarterly at designated locations posted in advance of the meeting including Peebles Island State Park in Waterford, State Historic Sites, or other publicly accessible venues.

Visit the National Register Nominations Under Consideration webpage for up-to-date information.

Membership Information

The Board consists of 13 members as listed below. Members consist of the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation, the Secretary of State, the Chairman of the State Council on the Arts, and the Chairman of the State Council of Parks (or their designees) as well as eight members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The majority of the members that make up the board are qualified in the fields of history, architecture, archeology, and other related historic preservation discipline.

The members serve without compensation but are allowed the necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Estimated expenses below are based on travel expenses between the member's home and the meeting venue, which rotates from Peebles Island State Park in Waterford to other publicly accessible meeting places throughout the state.

State Agency Members

State Agency or Council Primary Designee, County of Residence Background Qualifications FY 2022-23 Expenses Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses
Department of Education Jennifer Lemak, PhD, Albany County History 0 0 0
Department of Environmental Conservation Charles Vandrei, Schenectady County Pre- and Historical Archeology 0 0 0
State Council of Parks (SCOP) Bryan Erwin, Suffolk County Chair, SCOP $805.32 $778.18 $750.00
Department of State Erika Krieger, Westchester County Architecture 0 0 0
Council on the Arts Kristin Herron, Nassau County Material Culture, History 0 0 0

Appointees of the Governor

Member, County of Residence Background Qualifications FY 2022-23 Expenses Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses Current Term Expires
Jay A. DiLorenzo, Schenectady County Historic Preservation 0 0 0 12/31/18
Douglas Perrelli, PhD (Chair), Erie County Archaeology $553.17 0 $500.00 12/31/18
Carol Clark, Kings County Historic Preservation $452.35 $732.79 $500.00 12/31/19
Gretchen Sorin, PhD, Otsego County History 0 0 0 12/31/23
Wayne Goodman, Monroe County Historic Preservation $276.00 0 $275.00 12/31/24
John Winthrop Aldrich, Albany County History 0 0 0 12/31/25
VACANT Under review, awaiting appointment
VACANT Under review, awaiting appointment

State Board for Historic Preservation Meetings

2024

  • Upcoming
    March 14, 2024 | Peebles Island Resource Center, Waterford
    June 12, 2024 | TBD
    September 12, 2024 | TBD
    December 5, 2024 | TBD

2023

  • December 4, 2023 | Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany
    Minutes | Recorded MeetingLeaving New York State Parks
  • September 7, 2023 | Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers
    Canceled due to lack of quorum
  • 192nd Meeting: June 8, 2023 | Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor
    Minutes (to be approved) | Recorded Meeting
  • 191st Meeting: March 9, 2023 | 625 Broadway, Albany
    Minutes | Recorded MeetingLeaving New York State Parks

2022

2021

2020

2019

  • 178th Meeting: December 4, 2019 | New York State Museum, Albany
    Minutes
  • 177th Meeting: September 5, 2019 | Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay
    Minutes
  • 176th Meeting: June 13, 2019 | Peebles Island Resource Center, Waterford
    Minutes
  • 175th Meeting: March 21, 2019 | Peebles Island Resource Center, Waterford
    Minutes | Recorded MeetingLeaving New York State Parks

2018

  • 174th Meeting: December 4, 2019 | New York State Museum, Albany
    Minutes
  • 173rd Meeting: September 5, 2019 | Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay
    Minutes
  • 172nd Meeting: June 13, 2019 | Peebles Island Resource Center, Waterford
    Minutes
  • 171st Meeting: March 21, 2019 | Peebles Island Resource Center, Waterford
    Minutes

Resources

2021-2026 New York State Historic Preservation Plan | Link

Federal & State Preservation Legislation | Link