Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Cynthia Sutton, CEO of Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA, Inc.) to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission March 17.
The Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission promotes the goals and objectives of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and advises the department and its Secretary on matters relating to antiquities, archaeology, and other cultural resources. The Commission also approves permits for excavations on state lands.
“Louisiana is home to some of our country’s most significant archaeological and cultural resources, and I am honored to be selected to serve on the Governor’s commission,” remarked Sutton.
Other members serving on the commission include: Raymond Berthelot, LA Office of State Parks, Edward Britton, LA Department of Natural Resources, Kathe Hambrick, River Road African American Museum, Charles “Chip” McGimsey, LA Office of Cultural Development, CRT, Heather McKillop, Louisiana State University, Chaunda Mitchell, Office of the Governor, Mark Rees, UL Lafayette, George Riser, Michael Tarpley, and Kimberly Walden.