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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to State Historic Preservation Review Board

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Kemba Braynon, of Ypsilanti, and Sally Bund, of Ann Arbor, to the State Historic Preservation Review Board.

Housed within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the nine-member board reviews the nomination of properties to the National Register. It also 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 historical archaeology, historic preservation and related disciplines.

“Kemba and Sally are experienced professionals and will make valuable contributions to help preserve our state’s great history. I thank them for their willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Braynon is a historical architect and planner for the city of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board where she is a grant writer and project manager for the city’s Certified Local Government Historic Preservations Grants. She has more than15 years of experience in the industry. Braynon earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture and one in English literature, and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. She represents architectural history and replaces historical archaeologist Lynn Evan.

Bund is a volunteer curator of Albert Kahn’s and Gunnar Birkert’s papers for the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, where she retired after serving 11 years as the assistant archivist in architectural collections and curator. She is a member of the Marshall S. McLennan Fund Committee at Eastern Michigan University, was an advisory board member of the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum and a previous member of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. Bund earned a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University. She represents architectural history and replaces historian Richard Harms.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.