Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board

The Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board is appointed by the Governor. The Board reviews and approves each national register nomination prior to submission to the Keeper of the National Register; has appellate jurisdiction under the Local Historic Districts Act, as amended, and provides general advice, guidance, and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Office on matters related to historic preservation.

The board is composed of professionals in the fields of architecture, American history, architectural history, cultural geography, prehistoric and historic archaeology, historic preservation, and related disciplines. The current board includes the following members:

Richard Harms, PhD; Chair
Curator of Archives, Calvin College
Term expires: December 31, 2014
Field of expertise: History

Lynn L. M. Evans, PhD; Vice Chair
Curator of Archaeology, Mackinac Island State Park Commission
Term expires: December 31, 2014
Field of expertise: Historical Archaeology

Rhonda Baker
Historic Preservation Specialist, City of Grand Rapids
Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Field of Expertise: Historic Preservation

Dale Allen Gyure, PhD
Professor of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University
Term Expires: December 31, 2016
Field of Expertise: Architecture

Misty Jackson, PhD
Principal, Arbre Croche Cultural Resources
Term Expires: December 31, 2015
Field of Expertise: Historical Archaeology

Ms. Elisabeth Knibbe, FAIA
Principal, Quinn Evans Architects
Term expires: December 31, 2015
Field of expertise: Architecture

Ted Ligibel, PhD
Director, Historic Preservation Program, Eastern Michigan University
Term expires: December 31, 2017
Field of expertise: Architectural History

Jennifer L. Radcliff
Principal, Preservation Advantage Consultants
Term expires: December 31, 2016
Field of expertise: Historic Preservation

Ronald D. Staley
Vice President, The Christman Company
Term expires: December 31, 2015
Field of expertise: Historic Preservation Construction

Review board meetings typically are held triannually (January, May, and September).

Questions for the Review Board can be directed to preservation@michigan.gov, or 517-373-1630.