THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO APPOINT ARVA MOORE PARKS TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
President Clinton announced today his intention to appoint Ms. Arva Moore Parks to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Arva Moore Parks of Florida is the President of Arva Parks & Company and Centennial Press. Ms. Parks played a principle role in the restoration and preservation of the Biltmore Hotel, Harry Truman's Little White House, the Florida Governor's Mansion, Coral Gables' House and the "Barnacle," Ralph Munroe's House, among many others. She has written numerous books and films on preservation and history and has been the recipient of many awards including the AIA Preservation Award, Women Who Make a Difference: Lifetime Achievement, Who's Who in American Women, Florida Women's Hall of Fame, Outstanding Citizen's Award (Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce), and the Museum of Science Award for History and Literature. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, the Orange Bowl Committee, and served as the Southern Regional Chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Ms. Parks is also the former Chair of the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and the past President of the Historical Association of Southern Florida.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent federal agency which advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation matters, assesses the effectiveness of state, local and private programs in carrying out the purposes of the National Historic Preservation Act, and makes recommendations on how to improve the national historic preservation program. The Council also reviews federal and federally assisted and licensed projects that affect properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is responsible for issuing the President's Historic Preservation Awards.