Friday, March 21, 2008

APF's Heritage Preservation Awards tout outstanding achievement

[Source: Florence Reminder] -- The Arizona Preservation Foundation and the State Historic Preservation Office are seeking nominations through April 4 for the Governor's Heritage Preservation Awards to be presented at a luncheon ceremony June 13 at the Sixth Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference, "Preservation on the Line." Each year, 10 awards are given to individuals, businesses, organizations and projects in recognition of outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona's prehistoric and historic treasures. Nominations are being accepted for:

  • Projects: restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization/residential, commercial, or public
  • Individuals: for a singular or lifetime contribution
  • Businesses that have shown outstanding professionalism or skill
  • Organizations or communities: recognizing their contribution to preservation efforts
  • Education programs or activities aimed at increasing awareness of prehistoric and historic resources.

"This is an excellent way to call attention to the hard work that our partners in the community are doing to preserve the state's historic resources," said Greg Michael, president of the Arizona Preservation Foundation. "In a state growing as quickly as Arizona, it is crucial that we work to maintain ties to our past and too often, the hard work of preservation goes unheralded. It is a pleasure for us to celebrate outstanding work." A panel of judges representing the fields of archaeology, architecture, history, and preservation will review the nominations. The 10 winners will be chosen and announced before the conference. A Grand Award winner will be chosen from among the 10 Honor Awards.

Click here to download a nomination form and submission requirements. Completed nominations and support material must be received close of business Friday, April 4, 2008, to Eric Vondy, SHPO/Arizona State Parks, 1300 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85007. Submissions transmitted via fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Click here to view past Honor Award recipients. "Preservation on the Line" will be held June 12-14 at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico. The conference will bring together more than 300 people interested in current topics in preservation. Proceeds from the event benefit the Arizona Preservation Foundation. Registration information is available online. For more information about the Arizona Preservation Foundation, its goals and its mission, click here. [Photo: Last year's Grand Prize Award Winner, Karlson Machine Works Buildings/Southwest Cotton Company in Phoenix.]