On September 15, 2016, the National Trust hosted a webinar for preservation partners to describe how to get involved in the campaign to address deferred maintenance of historic buildings and cultural sites in our nation’s parks. Speakers included (see below). The program was moderated by Jim Igoe, Executive Director of Preservation Massachusetts and featured Yaron Miller a Senior Associate at the Pew Charitable Trusts talking about the national campaign. Other speakers included Director of Public Lands for the National Trust, Pam Bowman and Renee Kuhlman, Director of Policy Outreach at the National Trust.
- Familiarize preservation partners – including Main Street managers and National Trust advisors – with the policy goals of the national campaign.
- Share resources on Preservation Leadership Forum and the findings from an April 2016 report commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts about the value of national parks to America’s citizens.
- Encourage partners to sign-on to the national sign-on letter to Members of Congress that is currently being circulated and to take action in their own cities and states.
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- Jim Igoe, Executive Director, Preservation Massachusetts - MODERATOR
- Adrian Scott Fine, Director of Advocacy, Los Angeles Conservancy (California)
- Michael Sothan, Beatrice Main Street (Nebraska)
- Pam Bowman, Director of Public Lands, National Trust
- Yaron Miller, Senior Associate, National Parks Campaign
- Renee Kuhlman, Director of Public Outreach, National Trust
- Adam Jones, Associate Director, Government Relations, National Trust
- Shaw Sprague, Director, Government Relations, National Trust