Past World Heritage Webinar
Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site, located in Collinsville, Illinois, is the pre-eminent example of a cultural, religious, and economic center of the Mississippian culture (800–1350), which extended throughout the Mississippi Valley and the south-eastern United States. Our speakers will discuss Cahokia’s Outstanding Universal Value and site management, which pending legislation may change in order to enhance preservation, visitation and interpretation at Cahokia Mounds.
Bill Iseminger, Assistant Manager, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Laura Lyon, Vice President of Program Strategy and Impact, HeartLands Conservancy
Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) – via video recording
Brenda Barrett, Board Member, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, retired National Park Service and former World Heritage USA Trustee
Brenda Barrett is the editor of the Living Landscape Observer, a site providing commentary on landscape scale conservation, historic preservation and sustainable communities. She worked for the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and also served as a Bureau Director in both Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the State Historic Preservation Office. A former board member of World Heritage USA, she is an advisory member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes.
Tokey Boswell, Associate Regional Director, National Park Service
Tokey Boswell is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and has worked for the National Park Service for the past 15 years. In his role as the Associate Regional Director for Facilities, Planning, and Infrastructure for the Midwest Region, Tokey leads a large team that assists parks to maintain their existing assets and plan for the future.