Josephine Talamantez, Chair

Josephine S. Talamantez (Chicana/Yaqui) is an Organizational Management, Public Policy and Governmental Relations consultant with a specialization in Arts, History and Cultural Public Programming, Historic Preservation, Cultural Resource Management and Public History. Founder and Board Chair of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center (CPMCC San Diego, CA; Former Chief of Programs/ Legislative Liaison, California Arts Council, a State agency; Executive Director, La Raza/Galeria Posada-Sac, CA and Centro Cultural de la Raza-San Diego—nonprofit arts organizations, CA; Past executive board member, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC); and Co-founder of Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) a national organization. She has served as an Advisor to the California Office of Historic Preservation for the development of the Ca. Latino American Theme Study and Multiple Property Registration Form (MPRF.) Co-founder—Chicano Park & Chicano Park Steering Committee (CPSC), and member of the Royal Chicano Air force (RCAF). She authored Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Mural’s successful National Register nomination and co-authored its successful National Landmark nomination. In addition, she serves on Barrio Logan Planning Group; Barrio Logan Association/Maintenance Assessment District; Air Pollution Control District Portside Communities Steering Committee; Latinx Advisory Committee for San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and was inducted to the California Women’s Museum, San Diego’s Women’s Hall of Fame-2022.  She has a Master’s degree in History focusing on Chicano civil rights era and on public history programming.