March 3, 2021 – We are proud that our board member, Kimberly Moreland, has been appointed to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. Kim will make great contributions to this hard-working commission as a preservationist, urban planner, heritage consultant, and steadfast volunteer in the non-profit, public, and private sectors.
Kim has been on the board of the Architectural Heritage Center for nine years, but her involvement with our organization predates this. She was on the project team that produced Cornerstones of Community: The Buildings of Portland’s African American History published in 1995. She was subsequently involved in an iteration of Cornerstones, the research project called African American Resources in Portland, Oregon, from 1851 to 1973, which brings attention to sites related to Portland’s Black history so they can get listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Currently, Kim is spearheading the AHC’s diversity/equity/accessibility/inclusion (DEAI) initiative to further diversify the voices, perspectives, and supporters that are integral to our work. To this, she brings her knowledge of DEAI from similar work with other institutions and her training at the Center for Equity and Inclusion in Portland.
Kim is currently the owner of Moreland Resource Consulting, LLC. Kim has over 25 years of public sector community development and urban planning experience, having worked as an urban planner for the cities of Portland, OR; Tacoma, WA; and Salem, OR. In Salem, she managed a long-term project to create historic markers for the downtown area. Kim is the author of Images of America: African Americans of Portland (Arcadia Publishing). She serves on the governor-appointed member of the Oregon Heritage Commission, and she is on the board of directors of the Oregon Black Pioneers.
Kim’s term on the landmarks commission runs through March 2025. We wish Kim all the best in this new role.