Fayetteville officials are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards, an annual recognition honoring projects, organizations and individuals that displayed an outstanding commitment to preservation practices during the past year.
Awards will be given in two categories:
The Best 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. Last year’s award went to Allison Architects and the University of Arkansas for the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center project on the university campus in Fayetteville.
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. Last year’s award went to Fayetteville author and historian Tony Wappel for his book On the Avenue: An Illustrated History of Fayetteville’s US Highway 71B.
Nominations are open through 5 p.m. Friday, April 7. See the online nomination packet for an application and information on how to place a nomination.