Historical Resources and Museum Advisory Board

The board's mission is to promote, coordinate, and strengthen the advocacy and advancement of public programs within the Historic Resources and Museum Program and to further the cultural development of the City of Raleigh.

Interested in serving?
If you would like to be considered for service on the Historical Resources and Museums Advisory Board, please complete the online interest form.

Upcoming Meetings

The next Historic Resources and Museum Advisory Board Meeting will be on every fourth Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor's Center.

Agendas and Minutes

View Agendas and Minutes 
View Archived Minutes prior to September 26, 2018

Meeting Dates and Locations

Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting locations are subject to change.

Call 919-996-3285 to verify a particular meeting time and place if you are planning to attend. Meetings are subject to change following public notice of at least 48 hours.






The HRMAB consists of 12 advisors, appointed by the Raleigh City Council, upon recommendation by the HRMAB. The Administrator of the HRM Program shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member.

All appointments to the HRMAB shall be on the basis of a two-year term. Once an advisor has three consecutive terms, or six years, on the HRMAB they are not eligible for reappointment to the HRMAB for a two-year period. Appointments shall be staggered to the end that there shall always be one or more veteran advisors upon the HRMAB.

Historical Resources and Museums Advisory Board Members
Clare Bass

1222 Duplin Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 06/21/20
Fred Belledin

311-200 W. Martin St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Serving: 10/22/2021
Edna Rich-Ballantine

PO Box 26525
Raleigh, NC 27611

Serving: 10/16/20
Esther Hall

730 Washington St. #305
Raleigh, NC 27605

Serving: 10/22/2021
Holmes Harden

326 Forsyth St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Serving:  0/04/2020
Alicia McGill

2845 O'Berry St.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Serving: 10/03/2021
Clarissa Goodlett

10651 Westgate Club Dr. #104
Raleigh, NC 27617

Serving: 11/6/2021
Chip Patterson

721 New Road
Raleigh, NC 27608

Serving: 11/04/22
Alexander Casado

4308 Hunter's Club Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Serving: 11/04/22
Mark Turner

1108 Tonsler Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27604

Serving: 10/1/2021
Audrey Morgan

3730 River Mist Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610

Serving: 9/3/2021

In addition to the regular members of the Board, there may be ex-officio, non-voting members as follows: one representative of the City Council, and one representative of the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board.

The HRMAB, upon recommendation of the Chair and approval by the HRMAB, may appoint additional ex-officio, non-voting members to serve at any given time.

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Jennifer Wagner
PRGAB liaison
Troy Burton
Historic Resources and Museum Program Administrator

City Staff Liaisons

City Staff / Email Department Phone Number
Sabrina Dooley Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources 919-996-6461
Troy Burton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources 919-996-4772


The vision of the HRMAB is to be a leader in the advocacy and advancement of programming, preservation, communication, and public involvement associated with Raleigh’s museums, historic sites, and historic attractions, recognizing these are essential contributors to the economy and quality of life of Raleigh and its citizens. 

Further, this Advisory Board is to advance public programs, encourage efficient operations, and support staff in efforts to provide all Raleigh citizens and visitors diverse opportunities for cultural engagement, education, and stewardship, understanding always that the story of Raleigh is the story of American democracy.  The success of the Board will be measured by the quality of visitation and volunteer involvement combined with the quality of programming, collections stewardship, and historic interpretation.

Archive Minutes

We moved to BoardDocs in September 2018. View agendas and minutes from September 2018 to present there. 

Minutes (zip file downloads for items older than 2019):