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Underground Railroad Advisory Council

Authority: KRS 171.814
Status: Inactive
Inactive Reason: Abolished June 29, 2017; 2017 Kentucky Acts, Ch. 080, Sec. 58
Term: 4 years
Chair: Chair of the Commission shall serve as Chair of the Council.
Description: The Underground Railroad Advisory Council advises and assists the African-American Heritage Commission with respect to issues and opportunities related to the Underground Railroad. The council annually reviews and makes recommendations to the commission on the annual report and plan for future action.
Composition: 13 members: Sec of the Education Cabinet, or designee; Sec of the Commerce Cabinet, or designee; Sec of the Transportation Cabinet, or designee; Director of the KY Historical Society, or designee; State historic preservation officer of the KY Heritage Council, or designee; Chair of the Commission or designee; Director of the Underground Railroad Institute at Georgetown College, or designee; 2 members of the General Assembly who hold an interest in the Underground Railroad, 1 appointed by the President of the Senate & 1 appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 2 at-large representatives who hold an interest in the protection, preservation, and promotion of the history of the Underground Railroad in KY, appointed by the Governor; 1 member of the board or staff of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center who resides within a county of the Northern KY Area Development District; and 1 member of the board or staff of the National Underground Railroad Museum who resides within a county of the Buffalo Trace Area Development District.
Compensation: None
Meeting Schedule: Annually
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          KY Heritage Council 300 Washington Street
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: http://heritage.ky.gov/kaahc/ugrr.htm
Phone: (502)-564-7005
Fax: (502)-564-5820

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