Board of Directors: James Reap

James K. Reap is an attorney who specializes in historic preservation issues.  He an Associate Professor in the Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia (USA).  He has served as chair of the preservation commissions in the City of Decatur and DeKalb County and as vice chair in Athens, Georgia.  He is a founding member of both the Georgia Alliance and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and is a board member of the National Alliance.  His background in planning includes service to 46 cities and 10 counties as Georgia's first regional preservation planner and later as Deputy Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission.   He has provided training and technical assistance to preservation commissions throughout the country. Professor Reap is also a Fellow of the Dean Rusk Center, International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Georgia African Studies Institute.  He is past President of the Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and a Fellow of US/ICOMOS.  He has worked on preservation issues in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  He taught heritage conservation as a Fulbright Scholar at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2005-2006.

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