President: Claire Dempsey, Independent Scholar, Medford, MA (2021)
First Vice President: Christine O'Malley, Historic Ithaca (2021)
Second Vice President: Kim Hoagland, Michigan Technological University (2020)
Treasurer: Claudia Brown, N. C. State Historic Preservation Office (retired) (2024)
Secretary: William Littmann, California College of the Arts (2020)
Heather Barrett, Maryland Historical Trust (2020)
Jennifer Baughn, Mississippi Department of Archives and History (2022)
Christopher Bell, Oregon Department of Transportation (2020)
Máire O'Neill Conrad, Montana State University (2021)
Brent Fortenberry, Texas A&M University (2021)
J. Philip Gruen, Washington State University (2022)
Jobie Hill, Saving Slave Houses (2021)
Emilie Johnson, Monticello (2021)
Sally McMurry, Pennsylvania State University (2020)
Myron Stachiw, Historical Consultant and Preservation Educator (2022)
C. Ian Stevenson, Boston University (2020)
Zachary Violette, The New School (2022)
Vernacular Architecture Newsletter Editor
Christine Henry, University of Mary Washington
Buildings & Landscapes editorsLydia Mattice Brandt, University of South Carolina
Carl Lounsbury, College of William & Mary
Special Series Editor
Tom Carter, University of Utah
Website editorHayli Ballentine Reff, University of Oregon
Archivist: Laura Driemeyer, Preservation Company
Conference Planner: Michelle Jones
2020 Conference Coordinator (San Antonio, TX): Evan Thompson
2021 Conference Coordinator (Plymouth, MA): J. Ritchie Garrison
Opportunities to Serve the VAF
The nominating committee of the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members of the organization’s Board of Directors. Board members serve three-year terms. Individuals nominated this year, and subsequently elected, will begin service in June 2020.
The VAF is administered by a volunteer board composed of dedicated professionals and scholars from diverse disciplines who live and work in all parts of the United States and Canada. The Board meets twice a year, once during our Annual Conference in the Spring and again in the Fall. Board members are expected to attend these day-long meetings and participate in committee work throughout the year.
The committee also seeks nominations for the position of Secretary to start in June 2020. Candidates for these positions should be familiar with the organization’s disparate programs and annual conferences and possess organizational skills.
Nominations should be sent to Christine G. O'Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 11, 2019. Nominees must be members of the Vernacular Architecture Forum. Please include a short letter (not exceeding one page) indicating the position for which the person is being nominated and describing their qualifications as well as a short vita/resume (not exceeding two pages). Self-nominations are actively encouraged.