Can You Hear Me Now? Effective Section 106 Consultation for Local Stakeholders


Local governments, tribes, and nonprofits are increasingly asked to comment on federal activities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The complexity of the projects and process makes effective response challenging. Preservation commissions and elected officials do not always see the benefits of participation, yet their input is critical to positive historic preservation outcomes. This session uses a conversational format and case studies to explain the Section 106 process, benefits of participation, response strategies, and obtaining consultation assistance.

CE Credits:
Jul 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Jacqueline Drayer

Jacqueline is the Founder and Principal of Mulberry History Advisors, a firm that helps communities harness the power of cultural resources. She is an architectural historian and preservation planner. Jacqueline has facilitated Section 106 consultation in more than 35 states. She has consulted on undertakings initiated by more than half a dozen federal agencies. In 2021 she wrote the first Section 106 cell tower policy adopted by a local government in Wisconsin. Her firm specializes in representing local stakeholders in Section 106 consultation. Jacqueline’s other accomplishments include preparation of 12 National Register nominations; local designation of 13 historic properties in Washington, DC; revising a historic district’s design guidelines to facilitate socioeconomic inclusion; and working to ensure that 10 vacant historic houses are rehabilitated and affordably rented or sold in Milwaukee, WI. She advises clients nationwide from her office in Richmond, VA. Jacqueline is treasurer of the Historic RichmondJunior Board and serves on committees of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and National Preservation Partners Network.

Rebecca Goodwin

Rebecca Goodwin is the Preservation Officer/Section 106 Administrator for Otero County,Colorado. She has been involved in historic preservation since the mid-1990s. She has extensiveexperience in historic research, report writing, grant writing and management, and partnershipbuilding. She has been heavily involved with Section 106 for over fifteen years, both as thePreservation Officer/Section 106 Administrator for Otero County, Colorado and as an advisor tostakeholders.Ms. Goodwin has broad expertise with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Actthat includes federal undertakings through the Department of Defense, U.S. Corp of Engineers,Department of Transportation, HUD, Bureau of Reclamation, FEMA, National Park Service, andthe U.S. Forest Service. Consultations have also involved working with the Burlington Northernand Santa Fe Railway, communication/cellular companies, interstate pipeline companies, and avariety of stakeholders.Working from southeastern Colorado Ms. Goodwin’s Section 106 experience includes the builtenvironment, historic and prehistoric archaeological resources, linear resources including theSanta Fe Trail-National Historic Trail and working and cultural landscapes. She specializes inanalysis of the full-range of possible negative effects including direct, indirect and cumulativeimpacts; has worked with programmatic agreements; mitigation; coordination of Section1 106of the National Historic Preservation Act with NEPA-Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) andEnvironmental Assessments (EA); and protection of viewsheds, night sky andatmospheric/noise.


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