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City Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation Education

City of Tacoma Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2019

 

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Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

City of Tacoma Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation Education

 

The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation has recognized the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation Education. Each year, the department recognizes persons, organizations, and projects in several categories that achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.

 

The department said that “this award reflects the City’s commitment to historic preservation for economic development and fostering quality of life. To achieve this recognition, preservation staff including Historic Preservation Officer Reuben McKnight and Assistant Historic Preservation Officer Lauren Hoogkamer, pursued an aggressive agenda of linking up historic preservation with new audiences to get them excited about the City’s historic places and heritage. To do this, they forged new partnerships to organize a wide range of innovative and fun events that included scavenger hunts, bicycle rides, themed dance parties, and pub crawls.”

 

“Over the past several years, the City has been focusing on the importance of education, outreach and engagement for historic preservation, especially with new audiences,” said McKnight. “The City’s Historic Preservation Office is honored to have these efforts recognized.”

 

City staff will receive this award during a presentation scheduled for the end of May 2019.

 

For more information on Historic Preservation programming, visit cityoftacoma.org/HPEvents or contact Hoogkamer at LHoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5254.

 

 

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