Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation fact sheet
Missouri State Parks Director: David Kelly


RSMo 253.408-412 and 194.400-410

Numbers of Members


Number of Members Appointed by the Governor


Is Senate Confirmation Required?


Membership Composition

The membership of the council shall be as provided in 36 C.F.R. Part 61.4, as may be amended from time to time, and shall consist of persons having expertise and knowledge in the fields of history, historic and prehistoric archaeology, architectural history, architecture, and economic and community development, as well as nonprofessional members with demonstrated interest in historic preservation.


2 years

Political Affiliation



Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Geographic Consideration


Responsibilities of the Commission/Members

Per RSMo 253.408.3 (1): (a) Reviewing and approving each national register nomination prior to submission to the national register; (b) Reviewing each completed state historic preservation plan as developed by the State Historic Preservation Officer prior to its submission to the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior; and (c) Providing general advice, guidance, and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer in conducting the comprehensive statewide survey, preparing the State Historic Preservation Plan, carrying out any grants-in-aid program, and carrying out the other duties and responsibilities of the State Historic Preservation Officer.

Consultation as described under RSMo 194.408 related to unmarked burial sites. 

Staff Contact

For MOACHP duties related to unmarked burials (RSMo 194.408):

Amy Rubingh
State Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

For all other MOACHP duties:

Michelle Diedriech
State Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Staff Assistant

Chris Tellman
State Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

AGO Contact

Tim Duggan
Missouri Attorney General's Office
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Frequency of Meetings and Location(s)

3 per year

Time Expended by Commissioners for Meetings and Preparation Thereof

Meetings are 4 to 6 hours, preparation time 10 to 20 hours

Requirements for Inclusion of Items on Agenda

National Register nominations to be considered for a MOACHP agenda must be submitted according to deadlines posted on the MOACHP website (approximately 125 days prior to a meeting).  Other agenda items must be submitted to SHPO staff 45-90 days prior to a meeting. 

Public Comment Opportunities at Meetings

30 day comment period on nominations required by federal law. Opportunity for public comment at meetings.

Nothing in this document may be used to implement any enforcement action or levy any penalty unless promulgated by rule under chapter 536 or authorized by statute.

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