Nominations sought for historic preservation awards
The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its annual award program for out- standing achievements in historic preservation that occurred during the 2016 calendar year. The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization, or project deserving recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation.
Awards are presented in two categories: Preservation Projects and Preservation Service. The Preservation Project award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. The Preservation Service award recognizes outstanding achievement in and support for furthering the aims of historic preservation in Charles County, including: education, research, development, planning, advocacy and community leadership.
The Charles County Commissioners established the Historic Preservation Commission in 2009. The commission recommends properties for local historic landmark designation, reviews exterior changes to locally designated landmarks, and supports documentation of historic resources throughout the county.
The nomination form may be found online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 24.
The Historic Preservation Commission will host a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony in May to announce the winners.
For more information, contact Beth Groth at 301-645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.