July 27, 2022 NCMAC Meeting

The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) held a public meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m.

The public can view a recording of the meeting by using the following link -


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The Commission will review: 

Part 2 of the Smithsonian site evaluation study for two newly authorized museums: the American Women's History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino.

H.R.6720, to authorize the Thomas Paine Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

H.R.6611/S.3579, to authorize the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor the extraordinary contributions of Jean Monnet to restoring peace between European nations and establishing the European Union, and for other purposes.

The Commission was established by Public Law 99-652, the Commemorative Works Act (40 U.S.C. Chapter 89 et seq.), to advise the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the General Services Administration (the Administrator) on policy and procedures for establishment of (and proposals to establish) commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs, as well as such other matters as it may deem appropriate concerning commemorative works. The Commission examines each memorial proposal for conformance to the Commemorative Works Act and makes recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator and to Members and Committees of Congress. The Commission also serves as a source of information for persons seeking to establish memorials in Washington, DC, and its environs. 

The members of the Commission are as follows:

Director, National Park Service (Chairman)
Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission
Architect of the Capitol
Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission
Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts
Mayor, District of Columbia
Administrator, General Services Administration
Secretary, Department of Defense

The meeting will be open to the public. Please contact the Commission Secretary, Beth Porter, by email at beth_porter@nps.gov for the following:

Any questions concerning the agenda topics or meeting arrangements
Filing a written statement in response to the meeting agenda items
Providing oral testimony at the meeting

A comment period will be open for 14 days from July 28 - August 10, 2022. To submit a comment, visit: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/NCMACJuly2022

Note: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Comment Period: Closed        Jul 28, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022
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CWA MAP -letter sizeCWA MAP -letter size   (1.3 MB, PDF file)
07272022 NCMAC meeting transcript.pdf07272022 NCMAC meeting transcript.pdf   (332.2 KB, PDF file)
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