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State Historic Preservation Review Board members reappointed

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Elisabeth Knibbe, of Ypsilanti, and Ronald Staley, of Brighton, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.

The board reviews and approves each nomination to the National Register of Historic Places prior to submission to the Keeper of the National Register and provides general advice, guidance and recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Office on matters related to historic preservation. 

"Elisabeth Knibbe and Ronald Staley have done a tremendous job providing insight and support to the State Historic Preservation Office and I know they will continue their efforts to preserve the amazing things that tell the story of Michigan's past," Snyder said. 

Knibbe is the principal and vice president of Quinn Evans Architects. She has more than 30 years of experience as an architect and planner specializing in historic preservation. Knibbe earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in both architecture and urban planning from the University of Michigan.

Staley is the senior vice president of The Christman Company and has more than 25 years of experience in historic preservation construction. He founded the Christman Company's Historic Preservation Program. Staley earned an associate's degree in civil engineering and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.