According to the designating law, there are two types of Commissioners: (1) those nominated by the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and (2) specialists who can nominate themselves or be nominated by others to the NPS.

For consideration as a SHPO nominee please contact the SHPO in your state:

South Carolina:

Dr. W. Eric Emerson
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Email: eemerson@scdah.state.sc.us
Tel: 803-896-6185

Florida:

Dr. Timothy Parsons
RA Gray Building
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Email: timothy.parsons@dos.myflorida.com
Tel: 850-245-6300

North Carolina

Dr. Kevin Cherry
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610
Email: kevin.cherry@ncdcr.gov
Tel: 919-807-7279

Georgia
Dr. David Crass
DNR Historic Preservation Division
Jewett Center for Historic Preservation
2610 GA Hwy 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Email: david.crass@dnr.ga.gov
Tel: 770-389-784

To be considered as a specialist, contact:

Chris Abbett
Associate Regional Director for Partnerships
Interpretation and Education
National Park Service
1924 Building
100 Alabama Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Email: chris_abbett@nps.gov
Tel: 404-507-5685

Questions about the NPS National Heritage Area program should be directed to:

National Heritage Area Program Region Manager
Southeast Region
National Park Service, Southern Regional Office
1924 Building,
100 Alabama Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303.
Email: SER_NHA_Info@nps.gov
Tel: 404-407-5821

Post Office Box 1007
Johns Island, SC 29457-1007
(843) 818-4587
info@gullahgeecheecorridor.org