Board Minutes January 23, 2019

Synopsis

Key:

ADA - American Disabilities Act

ASPT - Arizona Sate Parks and Trails

GAAC - Governors Archaeology Advisory Commission

SHPO- State Historic Preservation Office

 

The Board received an update from the Site Steward Annual Conference Planning Team lead Sean Hammond and Board Member Dave Salge.  The conference is currently scheduled for October or November at the Grand Canyon. Sean discussed his outreach regarding programming, day trips, awards, registration, Native American food providers and the silent auction.  We discussed presentation topics and speakers.  Contracts for lodging and RV space were also discussed.

Site Steward State Coordinator Sean Hammond updated the Board on Program initiatives; ASPT park staff and volunteer site/cultural etiquette training and a meeting with Ability 360 staff to discuss ADA compliant website updates. Sean also announced several ASPT staff hires and new Regional Coordinators (RC). 

SHPO Kathryn Leonard announced new director and staff hires, legislation they will be watching this session and no Archaeology Month programming this month due to staffing.  They are revising their programming approach and will focus on  education in schools.

There was a call for GAAC award nominations for the 2019 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference in Prescott AZ, June 12-14.  https://azpreservation.com/2019-awards/

 

Board Minutes December 21, 2018

Synopsis

Key:

ASM - Arizona State Museum

ASSPF- Arizona Site Steward Program Foundation

LM- Land Manager 

RC - Regional Coordinator

SHPO- State Historic Preservation Office

Site Steward Coordinator Sean Hammond had several program updates; e LM and RC meeting on December we went well; site visit will be cancelled if the federal government shuts down due to insurance issues; the 2019 Site Steward Conference will be October 4-6 at the Grand Canyon with proposed theme "Many Regions, One Goal"; lodging contracts discussed; desert survival stipend for presenters will need to be considered. Speaker and topic made; will Russell on Havasupi cultural sensitivity, ASM on burials. ASSPF Director Nicole Armstrong Best will put together sponsor request letters. Dave Salge will be Conference Chairman. 

Board member Jeri Meeks continues to improve the website layout and utility.

Board Member Steve Boley talked a AZ Gives day on April 12.  We need information from the treasurer to set up our participation.  there are competition levels that earn more money, we need to investigate and re-discuss in the February 2019 meeting.

Board Member Mary Wright spoke about the need for an archival backup or file system for ASSPF documents. Jeri said that Board documents are online in our private/secure Google Drive.  Jeri has sent out a link giving all Board member access to this drive.

Jeri has submitted the ASSPF 2019 Legislative Public Body renewal  to the Arizona Secretary of State. As the organizations lobbyist she has also filed the 3 and 4th Quarter Expense report to the Secretary of State's office. 

American Archaeology Magazine's fall issue features an article on Site Stewards repairing fences.  Winter issues will have an article by Will Russell .

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