New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Matthew S. Bandy of Albuquerque has been named to the state's Cultural Properties Review Committee by Gov. Susana Martinez.
Bandy has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of California at Berkley and formerly was an associate adjunct professor in anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The committee determines whether properties deserve state protection because they have historical or cultural significance.
The panel voted in 2009 to designate Mount Taylor as a traditional cultural property, but a judge earlier this year overturned the decision. The ruling is being appealed.
The governor named Bruce Larsen of Santa Fe to the New Mexico Museum Board of Regents. He is a recipient this year of the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
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