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Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board

The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board makes decisions on preservation-related issues and provides public oversight for the division. The board nominates Indiana properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Once the board approves an application and it is signed by the State Historic Preservation Officer, it is sent to Washington D.C. to be considered by the Keeper of the Register. The Board also approves funding recommendations for the federal matching grant program, and review applications for state-funded projects that will alter historic properties. Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology staff provides administrative and logistical support for board activities.

Board members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Five members are appointed for expertise in either archaeology, architecture, architectural history, or history. The Director of the Department of Natural Resources, also the State Historic Preservation Officer, serves as the board’s Chair. The board also includes the DHPA Division Director and three citizen members whose interest in historic preservation has gained recognition.

The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board meets quarterly to hear and approve nominations, funding recommendations, and regulatory issues for the Division. Some past agendas and staff comments are available online.

2022 Meetings

All meetings start at 1:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    Meeting at Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Conference Center
    Roosevelt Room, Inn Building, 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis
    C of A deadline: December 3, 2021, 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Meeting at Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Conference Center
    Roosevelt Room, Inn Building, 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis
    C of A deadline: March 4, 2022, 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    Meeting at Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Conference Center
    Roosevelt Room, Inn Building, 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis
    C of A deadline: June 10, 2022, 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    Meeting at Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Conference Center
    Roosevelt Room, Inn Building, 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis
    C of A deadline: September 3, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

Note – unless otherwise announced, all meetings will be in-person at the indicated location. For the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic, all COVID-19 protocols will be enforced, seating will be appropriately spaced apart, and masking will be required. Opinions may be expressed to the board in writing and in email, all correspondence regarding scheduled agenda items will be presented to the board. Contact DHPA at dhpa@dnr.IN.gov for further information.

Board members

  • Dan Bortner, Department of Natural Resources Director and Indiana’s State Historic Preservation Officer

    DNR Director Dan Bortner Dan Bortner serves as the chairman of the Review Board. He was appointed as the Director of the DNR by Gov. Holcomb in 2020 after 15 years as DNR's Director of Indiana State Parks. In that position, Bortner took the division from preparing to close facilities to consistently operating in the black with 98% of guests saying they would recommend our parks to others. Infrastructure updated (including many preservation projects) under Bortner’s leadership has led to improved campgrounds that are typically full each weekend, and our state park inns have the highest occupancy rate of any state park inn system in the country. Bortner earned a degree in public affairs from Indiana University. He serves as the president of the National Association of State Park Directors.

  • Beth McCord, Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology Director and Indiana's Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

    Beth McCord

    Beth McCord has worked in cultural and heritage management for more than 25 years. She received her M.A. in Anthropology from Ball State University. During her career she has worked with clients in government, engineering, transportation and energy sectors. McCord has also worked on several state and federal grant projects, authored published articles and technical reports, and presented her research to a variety of audiences.

  • Anne Shaw Kingery

    Anne Shawn KingeryAnne Shaw Kingery, A native of Crawfordsville, Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Archaeology from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. After working as a field tech for several years, she graduated with a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Kentucky
    in 2008. She traveled to many states for projects, including California, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Georgia, West Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and of course Indiana, gaining Principal Investigator status along the way in both archaeology and architectural history. Anne served on the
    board of directors of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, and currently is on the board of directors of the Howard County Historical Society and the Indiana Archaeology Council.

  • Daniel Kloc

    Daniel Kloc Daniel Kloc is a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and has been a resident of the Indianapolis area for 32 years. Daniel currently directs all design and construction projects, and manages project staff for Facilities Administration at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. Before coming to Eskenazi Health, he was director of operations for the architecture firm DkGr, and was the facility architect for St. Vincent Health. Daniel is a past president and current member of the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering, and the Indiana Construction Round Table. He participates in his local community as a current member of both the City of Fishers Nickel Plate Trail Master Planning Committee and the Arts & Culture Commission Steering
    Committee. He previously served on the Town of Fishers Advisory Plan Commission, as past chairman of the Town Center Planning Committee, and as past president of the Fishers Arts Council. He also held the position of precinct committeeman for Delaware Township, Precinct 7 in Hamilton County.

  • Jason Larrison

    Jason LarrisonJason Larrison, AIA, is a Senior Project Manager at CORE Planning Strategies. Before CORE, Jason was Director of the Indianapolis Department of Business and Neighborhood Services and served as State Architect for Indiana. He is a native of Columbus, Indiana and a graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. He and his family have lived in Indianapolis's Irvington neighborhood since 2001. While it’s easy to assume his upbringing in Columbus inspired him to work in the built environment, it had more to do with “the opportunity to be a public steward and make things better.” Throughout his career—which includes more than 17 years in the public sector—Jason has followed that opportunity.

  • Chandler Lighty

    Chandler Lighty Chandler Lighty, Governor Holcomb appointed Chandler Lighty as executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration in August 2018. Prior to this appointment Lighty led the Indiana Historical Bureau, where he expanded the number of state historical markers installed annually, initiated an oral history of the Indiana General Assembly, and oversaw the creation of an award-winning podcast, Talking Hoosier History. Lighty has served in various public history jobs since 1997, including museums, archives, document editing, and digital humanities. He has previously been the project manager for Hoosier State Chronicles, an assistant editor with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, and a public historian at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. He received the Thornbrough Award in 2015 for his Indiana Magazine of History article that reexamined the origins of basketball In Indiana. Lighty earned a M.A. in American History from Miami University, and a B.A. in History from Olivet Nazarene University. He is a 2017 graduate of the History Leadership Institute, sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History. His other professional service roles include the boards of the Indiana Association of Historians, the Indiana Magazine of History, and the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum.

  • J. Scott Keller

    J. Scott Keller

    J. Scott Keller has been involved in historic preservation in Indianapolis for many years. In the 1980s Scott completed about $160 million in 2015 dollars of certified restorations on historic apartment buildings and sponsored four historic districts in Indianapolis.
    He has served on the Boards of Preservation Action and Historic Indianapolis, and on the Advisory Board of Indiana Landmarks.

  • April K. Sievert, Ph.D.

    April K. Sievert, Ph.D.

    Dr. Sievert holds degrees from Ohio State University (B.A.), M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She has researched and investigated ancient cultures in the Andes Mountains in South America, Mississippian cultures in the upper Midwest and Oklahoma, and Mayan sites in Yucatan, Mexico. She specializes in tracing artifact usage and context through microscopic wear analysis. Her other studies have included research in American ceramics use and production in the Ohio River valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She recently retired from Indiana University, where she served as director for Glenn Black Laboratory and as senior lecturer in Anthropology from 2002-2020. She is an affiliate member of the Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest. Dr. Sievert is the author of three books about archaeology and the archaeological process.

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