FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 10, 2014
Contact: Ellen Sievert, Historic Preservation Officer – 761-6955
CALL FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS!
Great Falls, Montana –There's a whole lot of preservation going on and the Great Falls-Cascade County Historic Preservation Advisory Commission wants to recognize the people and projects that are making it happen! Nominations for the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards are being accepted now through Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Eligible projects need to have been completed within the past year and should substantially meet the Department of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation. Those standards cover repairs and alterations which return a property to efficient contemporary use while preserving historic, architectural and cultural values.
Nominations will also be considered for appropriate new construction in an historic district, for organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to historic preservation or for craftsmen who have applied their skills to a significant preservation project.
Nomination forms are available in the Planning and Community Development Office at the Civic Center (2 Park Drive S, Room 112) and online at www.greatfallsmt.net. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. Nomination forms can be hand delivered to the Planning and Community Development Office or mailed to:
Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 5021
Great Falls, MT 59403
"Building on the Past" is the theme for the annual award reception which will be held May 22, in the Missouri Room of the Civic Center from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Preservation Office is also taking suggestions for the 2014 annual holiday ornament, which will be the seventh in the series. For more information about the 2014 Historic Preservation Awards, contact Ellen Sievert, Historic Preservation Officer, at 761-6955.