Amador County Historic Cemeteries Board (ACHCB)
The Amador County Historic Cemeteries Board is charged with preserving the historical integrity of our pioneer cemeteries. This includes repairs, maintenance, fire abatement, grave site identification and vandalism deterrents.
The historic cemeteries were begun when the earliest settlers came into the Mother Lode at the time of the Gold Rush. Within these cemeteries are found members of the indigenous population, Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America. They were the founders of our community, the backbone upon which the county was built.
Today their final resting places have fallen victim to deterioration, lack of attention and vandalism.
Through the endeavors of this board, our historic cemeteries are being revitalized, restored to their past dignity and beauty, and made a source of pride to our community.
Members of the Board
The Amador County Historic Cemeteries Board is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The following are current members of the ACHCB:
Joe Lagomarsino, Chair
The ACHCB was established in March, 1992, with a representative from each of the five districts in Amador County. In 1996 the representation was changed to members-at-large each representing the entire county. Jon Lovell was instrumental in bringing the need of a board to oversee the care and preservation of our historic cemeteries to the Board of Supervisors. Through his efforts, and those of early Board members, the ACHCB has made many contributions to the preservation of our pioneer cemeteries.
Our Thanks to Amador County Recreation Agency
The ACHCB extends a heartfelt thanks to the Amador County Recreation Agency for partnering with ACHCB to raise funds for preservation and maintenance of our historic cemeteries. Together thus far we have raised more than $15,000 which goes entirely to preservation of the cemeteries and markers for those graves identified in our Who Was I? project.
Our Thanks to Amador Community Foundation
The Amador Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity established in 2000 that connects local generosity with local needs. Through the donations of hundreds of local donors, individual and businesses can establish funds or channel their charitable contributions through the Foundation to be used as grants to support numerous local nonprofit groups such as the Amador County Historic Cemeteries Board.