WASHINGTON – On May 18, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Milford Wayne Donaldson to serve as Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
President Obama said, “It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join my administration and serve the American people. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”
Milford Wayne Donaldson currently serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for the state of California. The SHPO serves as chief administrative officer of the Office of Historic Preservation in Sacramento and as Executive Secretary of the State Historical Resources Commission. Prior to his appointment as SHPO, Mr. Donaldson served as president of the award winning firm ‘Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA’ since 1978, specializing in historic preservation services. He is licensed to practice architecture in California, Nevada and Arizona and holds a certified license from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Mr. Donaldson is affiliated with several historical and preservation organizations and is a past president of the California Preservation Foundation and past chair of the State Historical Building Safety Board, the State Historical Resources Commission, and the Historic State Capitol Commission. He holds a B.A. and a B.S. in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Donaldson received a Master of Science in Architecture from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, and a Master of Arts in Public History and Teaching from University of San Diego.