State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
On June 12, 2015, Governor Brown appointed Julianne Polanco to the position of State Historic Preservation Officer. Ms. Polanco's term of service became effective July 6, 2015.
The State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) is responsible for the operation and management of the Office of Historic Preservation, as well as long range preservation planning. The Governor appoints the SHPO, in consultation with the State Historical Resources Commission and the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
The SHPO assists the Commission in accomplishing its goals and duties by developing and administering a program of public information, education, training, and technical assistance. The SHPO also serves as Executive Secretary to the Commission and is responsible for developing an administrative framework for the Commission and implementing the Commission's preservation programs and priorities.