Call for Nominations – 2019 Excellence in Preservation Awards

Nominations are now open to recognize Preservation Leaders around the state.

 

Each year thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve Kentucky’s legacy reflected in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Leadership Awards in 2012 to recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage, and to  distinguish best practices in the field.

 

We’re excited to announce a new category this year to recognize individuals who have contributed to revitalization efforts along a Main Street corridor in communities with populations under 75,000 – the Tim Peters and Lois Mateus Making a Difference on Main Street Award!

 

  
Photos above:  Recipients were honored last year at Preservation Kentucky’s Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, hosted by Hoppy Bennett at his beautiful, historic Undulata Farm in Shelby County on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Photo credit:  Cheryl Van Stockum.

 

Recipients will be recognized at Preservation Kentucky’s Annual Meeting and Excellence in Preservation Awards on Saturday, October 19, in Jefferson County.

 

Open/Download – 2019 Fillable Nomination Form   Nominations due by 5pm on Friday, September 6.

 

Award Categories

Preservation Kentucky’s annual Excellence in Preservation leadership awards are named after Kentuckians who have a long service of dedicated volunteer and/or professional time devoted to preserving Kentucky’s architectural, cultural and prehistoric heritage, and underscore the economic development, aesthetic and quality of life benefits of historic preservation.

 

Tim Peters and Lois Mateus Making a Difference on Main Street – Inaugural Award

For individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to historic preservation by restoring, rehabilitating and adaptively reusing a commercial or residential building(s) that has served as a catalyst for revitalizing a Main Street corridor.  Special consideration will be given for individuals who have renovated a building in communities with a population of 75,000 or less.

 

Edith S. Bingham Excellence in Preservation Education

For preservation educators, projects, or programs that have demonstrated excellence in traditional or nontraditional educational arenas.

 

Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award

For those devoted to preserving Kentucky’s rural heritage with special consideration given to small towns with a population less than 10,000.

 

Christy and Owsley Brown II Excellence in Public Service to Preservation 

For public officials or civil servants who have demonstrated leadership in preservation policy on the local, state and/or national level.

 

Helen Dedman Excellence in Preservation Advocacy

For advocates, volunteers and/or professionals who have shown great commitment of time and resources to furthering historic preservation across the state.

                                   

Barbara Hulette Excellence as Young Preservationist

For those under the age of 40 who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in historic preservation endeavors.

 

Patrick Kennedy Excellence in Preservation Craftsmanship

For craftsmen/women who have demonstrated exceptional skills and restoration techniques.

 

David L. Morgan Excellence in Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit

For commercial and residential projects that have demonstrated excellence in rehabilitation using Kentucky’s State Historic Preservation Tax Credit.

         

Ann Early Sutherland Excellence in Environmental Preservation

For leaders who have made a strong connection between the preservation of historic places and environmental concerns, and understand the relationship between the preservation of our built environment and our natural environment.

 

Preservation Kentucky Excellence in Kentucky Cultural Heritage

For an organization, site or attraction that has preserved and advanced Kentucky’s architectural, cultural and social history through dynamic interpretation and the promotion of historic resources that contribute significantly to our tourism industry and the preservation of our heritage.

 

Open/Download – 2019 Fillable Nomination Form   Nominations due by 5pm on Friday, September 6.

 Photos above:  Recipients were honored last year at Preservation Kentucky’s Annual Meeting & Awards, hosted by Hoppy Bennett at his beautiful, historic Undulata Farm in Shelby County on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Photo credit:  Cheryl Van Stockum.

Photo at top of page, left to right beginning with the first row:  Award Namesakes Linda Bruckheimer, Ann Early Sutherland, Christy Brown, David Morgan, Barbara Hulette and Helen Dedman at Preservation Kentucky’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards, hosted by David and Roseann Downey at Traveler’s Rest, Stanford, Lincoln County.  Photo credit:  Garlan Van Hook, AIA.