Cultural Properties Review Committee

The Cultural Properties Review Committee is created by the Cultural Properties Act to serve as a professional policy-making/advisory board for historic preservation in New Mexico.

As provided by this statute, the Committee consists of nine members which have achieved recognition for accomplishment in his or her field in the American Southwest, and each must have specialized knowledge of New Mexico.

The Committee consists of:

  • The State Historian at the State Records Center and Archives
  • One person professionally recognized in the discipline of architectural history
  • One person professionally recognized in the discipline of history
  • One person professionally recognized in the discipline of architecture
  • One person professionally recognized in the discipline of prehistoric archaeology
  • One person professionally recognized in the discipline of historic archaeology
  • One person who is professionally recognized in history, architectural history or architecture, or archaeology
  • One person who is a member of a New Mexico Indian nation, tribe or pueblo and
  • One person who is a resident of New Mexico and represents the general public.

Other than the state historian, members of the Committee are appointed by the Governor.

Meetings begin at 1 p.m. and are held in the Old Senate Chambers of the Bataan Memorial Building at 407 Galisteo Street in Santa Fe. They are preceded by the subcommittees on tax credits and archaeology, which meet separately at 8 a.m. the morning of the general session. Please check home page calendar or call HPD at 505-827-4067 for locations.