The Staff of Michigan's State Historic Preservation Office

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State Historic Preservation Office
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
735 E. Michigan Avenue
PO Box 30044
Lansing, MI 48909


  • Please note: the SHPO cannot offer monetary grants to individuals and non-profit organizations. Grant funds are ONLY available through the Certified Local Government Program.
  • When contacting SHPO staff via email, please include a content-specific message in the subject line.
  • Staff is typically available Monday through Friday during regular office hours (8:00-5:00 EST).
  • It is strongly recommended that researchers make an appointment before coming in to use materials. Schedule a research appointment.



Brian D. Conway, State Historic Preservation Officer

Joelle Letts, Grants Manager & Budget Analyst

Nathaniel Nietering, Preservation Specialist & Website Coordinator

Identification and Designation

Laura Ashlee, Certified Local Government Coordinator, Outreach & Public Relations

Katie Kolokithas, Survey and Information Coordinator

Jessica Puff, Designation Graduate Student Assistant

Todd Walsh, National Register Coordinator


Debra Ball Johnson, Architect

Bryan Lijewski, Historical Architect

Robbert McKay, Historical Architect

Cultural Resource Management & Planning

Martha MacFarlane-Faes, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Dean Anderson, PhD, State Archaeologist

Amy Arnold, Preservation Planner

Brian Grennell, Cultural Resource Management Specialist

Stacy Tchorzynski, Archaeologist

Diane Tuinstra, Cultural Resource Management Specialist

Jessica Yann, Archaeology Graduate Student Assistant


The SHPO programs are funded, in part, with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color national origin, or disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office for Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1 849 C Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20240.