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Affiliated Boards and Commissions

​Kentucky Heritage Council

Stephen L. Collins, Shelbyville, Chair
Helen W. Dedman, Harrodsburg, Vice Chair
Christopher J. Black, Paducah
Virginia W. Butler, Maysville
Linda A. Carroll, Lexington
Angela Correll, Stanford
Maynard A. Crossland, Lexington
Christine D. Johnson, Louisville
Betsy R. Kuster, Paris
Brenda P. McClanahan, Lexington
Judi Patton, Pikeville
Timothy C. Peters, Harrodsburg
Norma G. Rapier, Bardstown
Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte, Covington
C. William "Bill" Weyland, Louisville
Tiffany N. Yeast, Harrodsburg​


Kentucky African American Heritage Commission

Institutions of Higher Learning

Gerald L. Smith, Lexington, Chair
Samuel R. Coleman, Jr., Middlesboro

Arts Community

Angela Crenshaw, Lebanon

Citizens at Large

John A. Hardin, Bowling Green, Vice Chair
Howard E. Bailey, Bowling Green
Betty Baker-Wharton, Cadiz
David S. Benders, Shelbyville
Rodney Bennett, Frankfort
W. Maurice Brown, Frankfort
Jerry E. Cowherd, Greensburg
Rev. Richard B. Fowler, Wilder
Natalie Gibson, Lexington
Rev. Kilen K. Gray. Shelbyville
Carolyn Sundy, Lynch
Timothy W. Thomas, Madisonville
Alicestyne Turley, Richmond

Ex Officio by Position

Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky State University President
Don Parkinson, Secretary, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Regina Stivers, Deputy Secretary, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Will Adams, General Counsel, Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Craig Potts, Executive Director, Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation Officer

More about the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission

Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

Preservation or Archaeological Community

Dwight R. Cropper, South Portsmouth
David Pollack, Lexington

Arts Community

Susan Mullins, Berea

Citizens at Large

Helen Danser, Tyner, Chair
Michael Dunn, Louisville, Vice Chair
Clark Defler, Fisherville
Venus Evans, Corbin
David Lee Fallis, Frankfort
Cynthia L. Isbell, Louisville
Deanna Jessie, Olive Hill
Rep. Reginald Meeks, Louisville
Tyler Simpson, Stanford
Valerie Thompson, Eubank
Anne Wood, Lexington

Institutions of Higher Learning

A. Gwynn Henderson, Lexington
Christopher A. Robinson, Richmond

Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Don Parkinson

More about the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board

Dr. Karl B. Raitz, Lexington, Chair
Dr. Kelli Carmean, Richmond
Dr. James C. Claypool, Park Hills
Dr. Eric Jackson, Florence
Margaret Rogers Jacobs, Lexington
Dr. Kim A. McBride, Lexington
Julie A. Riesenweber, Lexington
Dr. Robert S. Weise, Richmond
Natalie G. Wilkerson, Frankfort

More about the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board

Kentucky Military Heritage Commission

Col. (R) M. Blaine Hedges, Director of the Commission on Military Affairs, Chair
Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Adams III, Commissioner of the Department of Veteran's Affairs
Major Gen. Stephen R. Hogan, Kentucky Adjutant General
Craig Potts, State Historic Preservation Officer
Kent Whitworth, Director of the Kentucky Historical Society