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Nominations are open for 2016 Historic Preservation Awards
The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission is seeking nominations for its annual awards program for outstanding achievements in Historic Preservation. The nomination deadline is Friday, April 8, 2016.
Historic Preservation Awards are given in six categories. Two categories — Distinguished Service and Advocate — are given to an individual or group. Three categories recognize outstanding work related to the preservation of Residential or Non-Residential properties and Historic Landmarks. The final category honors an outstanding Historical Project, such as a publication, research project, media production, or other initiative.
“The City of Reno is excited to continue to honor our historic heritage,” says At-Large City Councilmember David Bobzien, the Council Liaison to the Historic Resources Commission. “The Preservation Awards were brought back last year after being postponed due to budgetary cutbacks in 2010, and we look forward to recognizing the great historic preservation work being done in our community.”
The Historical Resources Commission first introduced its Historic Preservation Awards in 1997. Previous recipients include The Chism House, Lake Mansion, neon sign collector and restorer Will Durham, the Reno Historical app and website, and The Depot. View full category descriptions and a list of past winners.
This year’s recipients will be announced and recognized by the City of Reno in May as part of National Preservation Month.
The nomination form, detailed descriptions of the six categories, and a complete list of past recipients are available at Reno.gov. For more information, contact Jeff Borchardt at 775-677-6882 or email@example.com.
The Lake Mansion at 250 Court Street in Reno was a 2009 award recipient in the "Historic Landmark" category. Photo credit: Lee Molof