Nominate a property for a 2010 Minnesota Preservation AwardNominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Minnesota Preservation Awards, a program run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Minnesota Preservation Awards, a program run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.
The awards recognize outstanding projects, groups and individuals that contribute to Minnesota’s preservation accomplishments. From movie theaters to lakeside cottages, office buildings to historic roadside structures, these awards showcase efforts both simple and grand to preserve Minnesota’s historic resources.
“We’re always excited about the opportunity to highlight preservation successes across the state, and give credit where it’s due,” said Bonnie McDonald, Executive Director of the Alliance. “Each year the number of nominations increases, telling us that historic properties are regarded more highly as community assets and that preservation is being considered a viable redevelopment strategy.”
Nominations, due Wednesday July 21, can focus on preservation projects or worthy efforts of communities, groups and individuals, in the areas of:
Awards are given not on the basis of size of investment, but rather on the merit the project provides to its community.
Honorees of the 26th annual awards program will receive special recognition at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 in Winona. This year the awards are being held in conjunction with the State Historic Preservation Conference also being held in Winona.
For a list of previous Minnesota Preservation Award nominees, and to download a nomination form for this year’s award, visit the Alliance website atwww.mnpreservation.org. Nomination forms may also be requested via e-mail,firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Alliance office at (651) 293-9047.
About the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is the only statewide, private, nonprofit organization advocating for the preservation of Minnesota’s historic resources. The Alliance was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1981 by Minnesota citizens concerned about the future of the state’s architectural and cultural landmarks.