National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is governed by a board of directors composed of current and former members and staff of local preservation commissions and Main Street organizations, state historic preservation office staff, and other preservation and planning professionals, with the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairs of the board committees serving as the Board’s Executive Committee.


  • Matthew Halitsky, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, Idaho | Chair
  • Patricia Blick, Quapaw Quarter Association, Arkansas | Chair-Elect
  • Melinda Crawford, Preservation Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania | Secretary
  • Cory Kegerise, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania


  • Katherine Adams, Washington Architectural Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Deborah Andrews, City of Portland, Maine
  • Tim Frye, San Francisco Planning Department, California
  • Walter Gallas, Baltimore City Department of Planning, Maryland
  • James Hewat, City of Boulder, Colorado
  • Alison Hinchman, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
  • Jacqueline Johnson, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
  • Michael Koop, Minnesota Historical Society (SHPO), Minnesota
  • Caroline Labiner, Harvard Heights and Windsor Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Boards, California
  • Briana Paxton, PlaceEconomics, Washington, DC
  • J. Todd Scott, King County Historic Preservation Program, Washington
  • Matt Synatschk, City of Georgetown, Texas
  • Phil Thomason, Nashville, TN
NAPC is seeking volunteers to help advance its mission of providing education and technical assistance to local preservationists, particularly those involved in the work of local preservation commissions.  Volunteers may serve on a variety of committees and in other capacities that take advantage of their individual skills and experiences.  Editorial and production work on The Alliance Review, membership recruitment and retention, resources development, education programs and technical assistance are just a few of the possibilities.  Join us today to make a difference in the future of preservation by contacting NAPC at 757-802-4141 or