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Preservation Month Webinar Series Week 2: Meeting Procedures- May 9, 2018

How commissions and review boards conduct their meetings is critical to maintaining credibility and reputation. It is also critical for avoiding legal challenges. In this webinar, participants will learn to work within a legal framework of state law and local statutes and how to establish clear rules of procedure to ensure a defensible decision-making […]

Preservation Month Webinar Series Week 1: Legal Preservation Overview

The strongest defense commissions and review boards have against accusations of arbitrary and capricious decisions is to consistently follow established review procedures. This webinar will cover the legal basis for commission operations. We’ll cover an overview of procedural due process, takings, appeals, property rights, and economic hardship. Participants will learn about common preservation […]

Tour Opportunities at FORUM

What says the “Midwest” more than Prairie School architecture and a trip to the rural countryside? FORUM attendees will have an opportunity to register for one of these special tour options on Thursday, July 19. Here are some highlights and an article, featured in the Spring 2018 issue of The Alliance Review, written by Paula Mohr, […]

Preservation Month Webinar Series

Save Wednesdays in May on your calendar for our Preservation Month webinar series! NAPC is partnering with the Heritage Ohio to bring you a series of webinars in May aimed at helping your local commissions and design review board. Expert speakers from across the country will cover topics including: Legal Issues (5/2); Meeting Procedures […]

Design Review With Limited Resources

New publication features information for commissions with limited resources for design review, in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation

Virginia Beach, VA – The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions announces the release of Design Review With Limited Resources: How Local Commissions Can Gain the Resources of Professional Preservationists Without Hiring Full-Time […]

A Good Place to Start: What Every Landmarks Commissioner Should Know

In this excerpt from the Fall 2017 issue of The Alliance Review, Kim Gant, the CLG Program Coordinator and Survey Program Manager at the Washington SHPO, shares a set of questions that every staff or commissioner should be able to answer about their local preservation program. This list of questions is a useful guide for the […]

Historic Tax Credit

The response to the threat to the Historic Tax Credit has been strong nationwide.


Credit and thanks to PlaceEconomics for the fantastic curating work of the the following articles over the past week in support of the Historic Tax Credit.

PHILADELPHIA: PA: Save the Historic Tax Credit, Save Buildings in Philadelphia and Elsewhere


OMAHA, NE: […]



Second edition of conference hosted by the City of Annapolis, with support from the Newport Restoration Foundation, addresses the impact of sea level rise on cultural heritage. The conference will take place October 29 – November 1, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland.  The full conference program is now available online […]

Greening a National Historic Landmark

Greening a National Historic Landmark

From the Winter 2017 issue of The Alliance Review, a look at the long history of the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder, CO and how the forward thinking Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) board of directors has set the goal to be the greenest National Historic Landmark in America.

Main Street Now 2017 Conference Short Course

Main Street Preservation Short Course at Main Street Now 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Join the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and the National Park Service for this one-day program on how Main Streets can take advantage of their historic assets to drive community development.

The Main Street Preservation Short Course is designed to educate Main Street professionals and volunteers on how to incorporate the work of preservation commissions and […]