Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

State Historic Preservation Office Contact

The Division for Historic Preservation is organized into three bureaus: the Community Preservation Services Bureau, Technical Preservation Services Bureau and the Bureau of Historic Sites & Parks. This contact page contains primarily information for the staff that administers the functions of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). These functions include the National Register of Historic Places, Survey and Evaluation, Outreach, Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Technical Assistance and Compliance, Archaeology, Grants, and the Certified Local Government program.

Within most units, each staff person is assigned a specific territory defined by multiple counties. Although regional boundaries differ among units (as illustrated by the maps on this page), staff members work together regularly in interdisciplinary teams.

Division for Historic Preservation

Michael Lynch, Division Director, 518-237-8643
Julian Adams, Director, Community Preservation Services Bureau & Tax Credit Unit, 518-268-2172
John Bonafide, Director, Technical Preservation Bureau, Agency Preservation Officer, 518-268-2166
Chris Flagg, Chief, Historic Site & Park Services, 518-268-2136

Mailing Address

New York State Division for Historic Preservation
Peebles Island State Park
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188-0189
Phone: (518) 237-8643

Delivery Address

New York State Division for Historic Preservation
Peebles Island Resource Center
Delaware Avenue
Cohoes, NY 12047

Community Preservation Services Bureau

Survey & Certified Local Government Program (CLG) Unit

The Survey and Certified Local Government Unit oversees the statewide inventory of historic resources. This unit assists communities and agencies with surveys that identify and evaluate historic districts, buildings, sites, structures and objects worthy of protection and consideration in community planning efforts. Requests for third party determinations of National Register eligibility are submitted to the survey and evaluation staff. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

This unit additionally administers the CLG Program, which provides training and support to communities formally designated as CLGs by the National Park Service. To find the field & grants manager assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Kathy Howe, Coordinator, 518-268-2168
  • Counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queen, Richmond
  • Paul Archambault, 518-268-2194
  • Hurricane Sandy Waterfront Communities Survey Manager
  • James Finelli, 518-268- 2215
  • Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
  • Also covers CLG communities in Central and Western New York
  • Linda Mackey, 518-268-2148
  • Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren, Washington
  • Also covers CLG communities in Eastern New York
  • Anthony Opalka, 518-268-2177
  • Counties: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tompkins
  • Lorraine Weiss, 518- 268-2129
  • Counties: Broome, Delaware, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Westchester

National Register Unit

The National Register (NR) Unit administers the State and National Registers of Historic Places programs in New York and assists the public the process of developing and completing official nomination forms. Additionally, the NR staff assists in the identification of buildings that are potentially eligible for Tax Credits programs and the processing of the program's Part 1 applications. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Kathleen LaFrank, Coordinator, 518-268-2165
  • Counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan
  • Virginia Bartos, 518-268-2161
  • Counties: Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Yates
  • Jennifer Betsworth, 518-268-2189
  • Counties: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Ulster
  • Bill Krattinger, 518-268-2167
  • Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Westchester
  • Jennifer Walkowski, 518-268-2137
  • Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Niagara, Steuben, Wyoming
  • Emilie Gould, 518-268-2201
  • Counties: Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, St Lawrence, Schenectady, Schoharie

Outreach Unit

This unit develops preservation planning initiatives, coordinates public outreach activities, and assists the public with NYS and OPRHP grant opportunities. To find the grant reviewer assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Daniel McEneny, Community Outreach, 518-268-2162
  • Counties: Public Outreach & CLG Grants, Statewide
  • Marie Sarchiapone, EPF Grants, 518-268-2183

Technical Preservation Services Bureau

Technical Preservation Services, Consultation & Tax Credit Programs

The Technical Assistance and Compliance Unit coordinates consultation for SHPO’s environmental review programming. This unit also provides general guidance to the public on building rehabilitation. These staff members assist property owners with application for the federal and NYS historic preservation tax credit programs. The NR staff noted above assists in the identification of eligible buildings for the program and the processing Part 1 applications. The technical staff listed below assist project teams in the processing of Part 2 and 3 applications. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Beth Cumming, Coordinator, Technical Assistance & Compliance Unit, 518-268-2181
  • Julian Adams, Tax Credit Director, 518-268-2172
  • Olivia Brazee, 518-268-2182
  • Counties: Bronx, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Wayne, Westchester
  • Sloane Bullough, 518-268-2158
  • Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Livingston, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wyoming, Yates
  • Weston Davey, 518-268-2164
  • Counties: Albany, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Madison, Otsego, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster
  • Laurie E. Klenkel, LA, 518-268-2170
  • Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Suffolk, Washington
  • Larry Moss, Weatherization, Disaster Recovery, 518-268-2187

Archeology Unit

The Archaeology Unit guides the identification and protection of archaeological resources in environmental review and provides guidance to the public on the preservation of these resources. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Nancy Herter, Coordinator & Native American Liaison, 518-268-2179
  • Daniel Bagrow, 518-268-2160
  • Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oswego, Rensselaer Schenectady, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Washington, Warren
  • Andrew Farry, Archaeology Program, 518-268-2185
  • Counties: Statewide
  • Josalyn Ferguson, 518-268-2218
  • Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesse, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
  • Michael Lenardi, Archaeology Program Technician, 518-268-2219
  • Counties: Statewide
  • Tim Lloyd, 518-268-2186
  • Counties: Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Yates
  • Philip Perazio, 518-268-2175
  • Counties: Broome, Bronx, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Kings, New York, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Information Resources Unit

The Information Resources Unit is responsible for maintaining the CRIS Web Application as well as all Geographic Information System (GIS) operations within the Division. This includes data conversion & migration, application development, department-wide spatial data and systems integration and training, mobile application development & emerging technology initiatives.

  • Michael Schifferli, Coordinator, 518-268-2180
  • Matthew Shepherd, Digital Archivist, CRIS Help, 518-268-2169
  • Sean Heaton, GIS Technician, 518-268-2219