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Clark County Historic Preservation Commission lands statewide award

Commission honored with Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Award

VANCOUVER — The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission has been honored with statewide recognition.

The commission was recently the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation Award in the education category. The work was highlighted during the Clark County Council meeting Tuesday morning in Vancouver.

The Covington House is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
The Covington House is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission

The commission was honored for its success in reaching broader audiences on the topic of the importance of preserving heritage. The award was presented by Dr. Allyson Brooks, historic preservation officer with the State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, last week in Olympia.

“While the commission has long been disseminating information to the public, efforts in recent years have been increased and broadened,” according to a press release announcing the award. “The commission has been working with local museums and heritage organizations to further goals about collaboration and partnership with like-minded stewards of local heritage. They also briefed local leaders on the region’s heritage community and how historic preservation is linked to larger governance issues.”

Venersborg School is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
Venersborg School is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission

The historic preservation awards recognize people, organizations and projects that achieve distinction in the field of historic preservation. Award categories are barn rehabilitation, career achievement, cemetery preservation, education, media, planning, rehabilitation, special achievement and stewardship.

“We wanted to do everything we could to expand historic preservation in Clark County,” said Robert Ted Hinds, commission chair.

The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission raises awareness of the county’s historic and cultural resources and serves as the county’s primary resource on historic preservation. Commission members are appointed by the Clark County Council.

For more information visit clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation.

Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield is seen in this image from a video available at www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historic-preservation. Image provided by the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission
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