THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEPHEN B. HAND AS MEMBER AND VICE CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Stephen B. Hand member and vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Stephen B. Hand, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was first appointed to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 1994. Mr. Hand is a landscape architect and currently serves as Executive Director of the French Market Corporation in New Orleans, which manages and operates the historic French Market properties for the City of New Orleans. Mr. Hand served as Director of the Vieux Carre Commission from 1985-1994. The Commission preserves and protects New Orleans' historic French Quarter through prior review and approval of architectural changes and business licenses. Before directing the Vieux Carre Commission, Mr. Hand served as Executive Director of the Historic Faubourg St. Mary Corporation in New Orleans, where he managed a revolving fund, which purchased blighted downtown properties for resale and renovation. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent Federal Agency and the major policy advisor to the Government in the field of historic preservation. The Advisory Council reports to the President and the Congress on the effectiveness of state, local, and private programs in carrying out the National Historic Preservation Act, and oversees the Act's 106 review process of assessing and addressing the impact of federal undertakings on the nation's historic resources.