ImageRamona Murphy Bartos
"Historic Preservation in North Caroliina: Outreach, Impact, and Value"

Ramona Murphy Bartos is Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Administrator of the State Historic Preservation Office for the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. She is an alumna of the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia, and Emory University (BA History and International Studies). Prior to her position in state public service, Ramona practiced law for nearly a decade in Georgia as an attorney in private practice for both private and local government clients, and served as a city attorney.


Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (“Act”), the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) is the official state agency for historic preservation in North Carolina. We work in cooperation with the National Park Service and multitudes of private and public partners to accomplish the Act’s purposes as well as state statutory mandates.