Historic Properties Advisory Commission

HPAC - Historic Properties Advisory CommissionPer KRS 11.026 the Historic Properties Advisory Commission (HPAC) is established to provide continuing attention to the maintenance, furnishings and repairs of the Governor's Mansion, Old Governor's Mansion, Vest-Lindsey House and the New State Capitol.  It is comprised of 14 members who include the State Curator, the Director of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Director of the Executive Mansion.  The First Lady serves as an honorary member of the commission.

The commission shall have authority over any construction, repairs, structural restoration or renovation of these properties.  In addition, the commission supervises the maintenance of a current inventory of all furnishings in these properties.  The commission shall have final authority over articles placed in the properties and monies spent on these buildings.  Also, they develop criteria for the display of objects and for the use of the public areas and grounds of the New State Capitol.

HPAC Members

  • Steven L. Collins Chairman
  • Leslie C. Nigels Secretary - Director of the Division of Historic Properties (ex officio)
  • Glenna Bevin First Lady
  • Maurita Whelan Executive Director of The Governor's Mansion (ex officio)
  • Erin Warford Director of the Old Governor's Mansion
  • Kent Whitworth Executive ​Director of the Kentucky Historical Society (ex officio)
  • Craig Potts Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council (ex officio)
  • Marion C. Forcht
  • Lee Waterfield
  • Mary Nash Cox
  • Ann W. Evans
  • Dr. John Arthur Hardin
  • Randall Cory Vaughn
  • Jon E. Park
  • Brandon Todd Wilson

For more information regarding board appointments or legislation, please visit the Governor's website on Boards and Commissions, or the Legislative Research Commission.