Fresno Mayor Receives Presidential Appointment

(FRESNO , CA April 27, 2006) – President George W. Bush made a formal announcement today of his intention to appoint Fresno Mayor Alan Autry as a Member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent Federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation’s historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

The goal of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which established ACHP in 1966, is to have Federal agencies act as responsible stewards of our Nation’s resources when their actions affect historic properties. ACHP is the only entity with the legal responsibility to encourage Federal agencies to factor historic preservation into Federal project requirements.

Mayor Alan Autry commented, “I am honored to accept this appointment from President Bush. Growing up in the Central Valley, I have an understanding of the necessity for the preservation and enhancement of our national resources. As the son of a farmer, I’ve seen first hand the value of preservation for our future and our children’s future.”

For more information on the ACHP Membership, contact the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, DC at (202) 606-8503

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777

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