PRESERVATION MARYLAND AWARDS
Since 1985, Preservation Maryland has presented awards to individuals and organizations for their contribution to preserving our State’s rich, authentic, and diverse heritage. Join us this year in recognizing and celebrating the Best of Maryland!
WE WELCOME YOUR NOMINATIONS! DUE: THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 5PM EST
Please see bestofmaryland.org for more information, including nomination forms, and event tickets.
2015 Preservation Platform
Preservation Maryland Needs You.
I’m With Barbara is a targeted advocacy campaign of Preservation Maryland designed to motivate legislators to Stand With Barbara and pledge to support full funding for Maryland’s preservation programs and tax credits.
It’s time to stand up like Barbara once did for Maryland!
So, did it happen? Did Barbara Fritchie really dare to be shot to spare her country’s flag? Maybe. But, regardless, it inspired a generation.
Now it’s our turn to stand up for Maryland. With Barbara as our guide, we, the historic preservation community of Maryland are standing up to defend our heritage!
We agree that Maryland matters. We support the efforts, programs and funding that helps protect the very Best of Maryland.
Maryland’s Preservation community supports the following:
If you agree that these programs matter, join us and let your legislator know! It really matters.
Proposed Budget Cuts Jeopardize Job-Creating Projects
Preservation Maryland voiced serious concern for proposed cuts to programs that support community and economic development through historic preservation. In a proposed budget released on January 23, the Hogan administration announced cuts to several programs in both future and existing funding.
The proposed budget would slash $2 million of the appropriation to the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit over the course of 2015 and 2016. The tax credit is a job-creating program that supports private sector investment in historic buildings across the state.
According to a recent report by the Abell Foundation, for every $1 of tax credits issued through the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit program, $8.53 of economic activity are generated. Additionally, according to the same study, on average, every $1 million worth of state investment in the program creates nearly 72.5 jobs. Thus, by cutting $2 million worth of tax credits – the state could lose $17,000,000 worth of economic activity and nearly 150 jobs.
Governor Hogan Praised for Inclusion of Maryland History in Inaugural Address
Preservation Maryland praised Governor Larry Hogan for taking the momentous opportunity of his inauguration as Maryland’s 62nd chief executive to highlight the proud history of the state. Hogan, who was inaugurated on the steps of the historic statehouse in Annapolis, delivered his roughly 2,000 word inaugural address to an audience of more than 1,500. Read more >>
Welcome New and Renewing Members
At the end of July, Preservation Maryland sent out our new membership brochure. The success of Preservation Maryland depends in no small part on the dedicated support of our donors.Your support will enable us to continue promoting public policy that encourages the preservation of historic resources, sharing effective strategies and techniques, and providing funds to transform endangered buildings into sources of community pride.
Please renew your membership today and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!
2014 Endangered Maryland Released
Preservation Maryland's Endangered Maryland program is a call to action to save critically important historic buildings and sites that are at risk of being lost. Every site selected for this year's list is at imminent risk. Increased public dialogue and creative solutions are key to saving these historic places. Visit www.endangeredmaryland.org to learn about the selected sites and find out what you can do to help.
Members like you are the foundation of our efforts.
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