THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Miami, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 28, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATHERINE SLICK AS MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The President today, announced his intent to appoint Katherine Slick as Member of the Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.
Ms. Katherine Slick, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a preservation, conservation and tourism consultant to non-profit and for-profit organizations. She is a frequent speaker at state, regional and national conferences on managing tourism and protecting cultural resources. Ms. Slick presently serves on the Construction Oversight Committee for the United World College of the American West, assisting in the $15 million castle renovation and campus plan for this international school. Previously, she co-authored the historic preservation and neighborhood conservation chapters of the Las Vegas (New Mexico) Community Master Plan. She serves as a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, having been elected three times. Ms. Slick is also President of the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance and has served on numerous other boards related to historic preservation including Preservation Action, Citizen's Committee for Historic Preservation, and the Governor's Transition Team for the New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs.
Ms. Slick received a B.A. degree in business administration and a M.B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is an independent federal agency, which was established in 1966 through the Historic Preservation Act. The Council 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 Act and makes recommendations on how to improve the National Historic Preservation Program. In addition, the Council reviews federally licensed projects that affect properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Its members are also responsible for issuing the President's Historic Preservation Awards.