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Join us for a lecture on Idaho's rich history with Don Watts, historic preservation planner at the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office.
Don Watts is the historic preservation planner at the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), a branch of the Idaho State Historical Society. His primary duties at Idaho SHPO include managing the federal tax incentives program for Idaho, preparing the statewide preservation plan, reviewing federal Section 106 projects, and providing training to local, state, and federal agencies and the general public regarding the Secretary's Standards, National Register programs, and other activities. He has been with the SHPO since 1980.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Don received his B.A. in Modern Languages from Texas A&M University a very long time ago. After five years in the Air Force he returned to A&M where he completed a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning, specializing in historic preservation. Despite his Texas roots, he happily moved to Idaho and is not looking back...but he still searches for really good Mexican food and will shed a nostalgic tear whenever he sees a mesquite tree.