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SHPO Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation 2019

This year's Historic Preservation Month ended in fitting fashion on Thursday, May 30 with presentation of Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation by State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) Allyson Brooks. Eight individuals, organizations, and projects were honored by the SHPO and the historic preservation community at the ceremony that took place in the elegant Legislative Reception Room in the state capitol building in Olympia. The award categories and the award recipients are:

Preservation Hero: Kendall Campbell-for her work and successes as Former Cultural Resources Program Manager at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

Special Achievement: The National Maritime Heritage Area Steering Committee and Dr. Stephanie Toothman for success in achieving designation by Congress in March 2019 of the National Maritime Heritage Area on Washington's maritime coastline.

Historic Preservation Education: Students of the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center for their work in rehabilitating the historic Conrad Rose Mansion in Wenatchee; and, the City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Program staff Reuben McKnight and Lauren Hoogkamer for their innovative, informative, and fun outreach and education efforts about Tacoma's historic places and heritage. 

Historic Preservation Planning: Cowlitz County Historic Preservation Commission and Staff Nick Fazio for creating the Cowlitz County Heritage Plan as an innovative approach to document and honor the broad range of heritage properties and cultures in the county.

Heritage Barn: Historic rehabilitation of the Bar Z Ranch Barn  near Dayton by the owners Dickinson Family and contractor Pillars of Society Woodworks LLC  after the barn collapsed from a windstorm.

Valerie Sivinski Award for Historic Rehabilitation: The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Arts Alive for exacting interior restoration of the Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma; and, Kevin Daniels of Daniels Real Estate, for rescuing from demolition  downtonw Seattle's historic United Methodist Church, and its stunning rehabilitation as a lavish events center named The Sanctuary.  

SHPO Allyson Brooks and DAHP thank and applaud each of the award recipients for their success in preserving historic places in Washington.

Allyson's speech from the award presentation can be read here: and the powerpoint presentation can be viewed here: