Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. and the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office are pleased to cosponsor a special feature at the 2014 statewide preservation conference in Norman. Commission Assistance Mentoring Program (CAMP), an intensive one-and-a-half-day training opportunity for design review commission members, local government staff, and others, will be offered as a conference track on Wednesday afternoon (June 4) and all day Thursday (June 5).
CAMP is the well-known program of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). Four of their faculty members will provide presentations designed to increase the understanding of how local historic preservation ordinances work and their benefits to local preservation initiatives. Specific topics to be addressed include legal issues (authority to enforce local preservation zoning, property rights issues, economic hardship concerns, etc.); design review standards (including hands-on design review exercise); commission procedures and ethics; identifying and designating local districts and landmarks; and generating public support for historic preservation. Each workshop participant will receive a notebook containing the extensive course materials.
NAPC is the national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local historic preservation commissions and the historic resources they help protect. The NAPC office is located in Athens, Georgia. Their faculty includes some of the nation’s leading preservation professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, and law. CAMP faculty participating at our conference include:
Land Use and Preservation Planner
City of Pueblo
Wade Broadhead is a Current Land Use and Preservation Planner for Pueblo, Colorado, a position he has held for seven years. Prior to his current position Wade obtained his degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and worked in Cultural Resource Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Wade’s interests lie in neighborhood/zoning/planning interface with preservation as well as preservation issues in low income, Right Sizing cities, and neighborhood Modernism, and he has presented at numerous National Trust and regional conferences. Mr. Broadhead spearheaded a seven year Neighborhood Heritage Enhancement program to document all of Pueblo’s older neighborhoods with exquisitely written contexts. That effort won the City and its partners the Colorado Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation in 2013. Wade also serves on the Executive Board of the NAPC.
Preservation Planning Associates
Roxanne Eflin is Owner/Principal of Preservation Planning Associates. She holds a Bachelors in Public Administration, a Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and a Certificate in International Tour Management focusing on cultural/heritage resources. She has 30 years experience in historic preservation, downtown revitalization, place- based community development, cultural tourism and nonprofit leadership. Roxanne began her work in historic preservation in Colorado where she was the Main Street Manager in Manitou Springs, one of the original 30 National Main Street Center demonstration cities. She then served as the first Historic Preservation Officer for both Aspen and Pitkin County, and for Central City, a National Historic Landmark district. She relocated to Maine in 1997 to initiate the full-time Executive Director position of Maine Preservation, the statewide nonprofit organization. Under her leadership Maine Preservation grew into a full-service organization with advocacy efforts that helped lead in the passage of Maine’s historic preservation tax credit program and helped bring Main Street to Maine. She is in the process of returning home to Colorado.
Autumn Rierson Michael
Michael Preservation Group, Inc.
617 N. Main St.
Davidson, North Carolina
Autumn Rierson Michael of Michael Preservation Group, Inc., is a lawyer, professor, and preservation consultant based in Davidson, North Carolina. She currently works with communities around the region as a historic preservation consultant, particularly with respect to legal issues related to preservation commissions, local ordinances, and design guidelines, as well as federal and state income tax credits for historic preservation. Ms. Michael has taught preservation planning and law at UNC-Greensboro for nine years and has previously served as an adjunct at UNC Chapel Hill and University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Ms. Michael worked in the non-profit arena as an attorney with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where she developed particular expertise in the area of preservation easements, Constitutional issues such as the regulation of historic religious properties and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”), as well as NEPA and NHPA Section 106 reviews for federally involved projects. She has also served as Director of the Southwest Regional Office and General Counsel for the statewide Preservation North Carolina, and as Executive Director of the local nonprofit Historic Charlotte.
John Williams I Architect
John Williams is the founding principal of John Williams I Architect. His current responsibilities include project management, coordination, and design for both public and private clients. He works collaboratively on project teams rehabilitating historically significant resources, producing planning studies, and conducting preservation workshops. President Bush appointed Mr. Williams to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. John was appointed by Governor Locke to the Washington State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and reappointed by Governor Gregoire as its Chairman. He has served as Vice President of Preservation Action and enjoyed serving as Chairman of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. He was the Chair of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission, Chair of the Oysterville Design Review Board, and a past member of the King County Landmarks Commission.
While many Oklahoma communities have historic preservation ordinances in place, some of them are not adequately or appropriately enforced. CAMP is a unique opportunity for those communities struggling to enforce their local ordinance and for those who are working to strengthen their already effective programs. For further information, contact David Pettyjohn at 405/525-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or email@example.com