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National Heritage Areas Program Office

Interested in learning more about the National Heritage Areas program or becoming a National Heritage Area? Please contact the national program office in Washington D.C. or a coordinator in your region.

Washington D.C. Office

Elizabeth Vehmeyer
Acting National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Mail Stop 7508
Phone: 202-354-2215

Katie Callahan Durcan
Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Mail Stop 7508
Phone: 202.354.2268

Regional National Heritage Area Coordinators

Region 1 - North Atlantic-Appalachian

(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, PA, NJ, VA, MD, WV, DE)

Peter Samuel
National Heritage Area Program Manager, Region 1
1234 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-597-1848

Region 2

(AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Elisa Kunz
National Heritage Area Program Manager, Region 2
100 Alabama St. SW
1924 Builiding, 5th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
phone: 404-507-5821

Regions 3, 4, and 5

(AR, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

Chris Stein
Chief, National Heritage Areas and Large Landscape Initiatives
Midwest Region
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 715-557-0125

Regions 6, 7, and 8

(AZ, CO, MT, NM, OK, TX, UT, WY)


Alexandra "Alex" Hernandez

National Heritage Areas, Regional Coordinator
Intermountain Region
P.O. Box 25287
Denver, CO 80225-0287
Phone: 303-969-2846

Regions 8, 9, 10, 12

(CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA)

Linda Stonier
National Heritage Areas Program Manager
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-623-2322

Region 11

(AK)

Patrick Lewis
Cultural Resource Program Manager
Kenai Fjords National Park
P.O. Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 907-422-0546

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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