Officials are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Historic Preservation Awards, an annual recognition honoring projects, organizations and individuals that displayed an outstanding commitment to preservation practices during the past year.
Nominations are open through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Anyone interested in nominating a candidate should complete a nomination form (available here), or contact the Development Services Department at 479-575-8267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Self-nominations are welcome, and electronic submittals are encouraged.
Awards will be given in two categories:
The Best Preservation Practices Award recognizes quality work and the practice of preservation technique in restoring, rehabilitating, preserving or reusing a building, site, structure, or landscape in the spirit of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards. The recipient of this award will have maintained or carefully rehabilitated the historic character of the structure or site.
The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Historic Preservation recognizes an individual’s or organization’s outstanding and exemplary service in historic preservation, which may include funding/fundraising for preservation, instructing others in the field of preservation, advocacy for the preservation and/or protection of historic structures or landscapes, and promoting public policies that advance the interest of preserving the cultural heritage and history of a community.