Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Mark Dennen Named Heritage Council Executive Director
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Mark E. Dennen has been appointed executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council by Gov. Steve Beshear.
Dennen, of Shelbyville, has been serving as the acting executive director of the agency since Aug. 16, 2008.
The Heritage Council, the state historic preservation office, identifies, preserves, and protects Kentucky’s historic resources. The Council maintains continually updated inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places. It also oversees the Kentucky Main Street program and is responsible for the review of federally funded projects that impact historic resources.
“Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Heritage Council and is well respected for his work,” said Marcheta Sparrow, secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. “Preservation in Kentucky will be in good hands with Mark as executive director.”
Dennen also becomes the state historic preservation officer by virtue of his position as executive director of the Heritage Council.
Dennen has worked for the council since 2000 as an architect and program manager. He previously worked as an architect in the private sector.