Call for Nominations Issued for Minnesota Preservation Awards


Will O’Keefe
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Call for Nominations Issued for Minnesota Preservation Awards

28th annual awards program highlights top preservation achievements


(ST. PAUL, Minn.) June 1, 2012— Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Minnesota Preservation Awards, a program run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM). The Awards recognize outstanding projects, groups and individuals that contribute to Minnesota’s preservation accomplishments. From movie theaters to lakeside cottages, office buildings to historic roadside structures, these awards showcase efforts both simple and grand to preserve Minnesota’s historic resources.

Over the past 27 years, more than 300 projects across the state have received recognition through the Minnesota Preservation Awards program. Awards are selected based on the creativity and quality of the project, the dedication of a group or individual, and most important, a positive preservation outcome. A complete list of Minnesota Preservation Award recipients from 1985 can be found on the PAM’s website. The Awards recognize significant achievement in historic preservation statewide and celebrate those who have chosen to sustainably reuse and reinvest in our existing built resources.

Nominations, due Friday June 29, 2012, can focus on preservation projects or worthy efforts of communities, groups and individuals, completed within the last five years, in the areas of:

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Addition/Expansion
  • Advocacy
  • Archaeological Site/Protection
  • Career Achievement
  • Community Effort
  • Education/Interpretation/Publication
  • Emerging Leader
  • Main Street Design Project
  • Main Street Four-Point Award
  • Preservation Planning
  • Restoration/Rehabilitation
  • Stewardship
  • Sustainable Design

Awards are given not on the basis of size of investment, but rather on the merit the project provides to its community. Honorees of the 28th annual awards program will receive special recognition at the Minnesota Preservation Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Minneapolis at the historic Ford Center.

To begin the nomination process, please visit the PAM website at


About the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM)

PAM was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1981 by Minnesota citizens concerned about the future of the state’s architectural and cultural landmarks. PAM’s formal mission is “to preserve, protect, and promote Minnesota’s historic resources.” We are a growing organization that positions itself at the center of a statewide network of individuals, businesses, and organizations engaging in preservation activity.  PAM exists to be a source of information, assistance, and inspiration to those who seek to preserve every community’s unique sense of place. We advocate for the preservation of our existing infrastructure, including housing, transportation networks, commercial centers, parks and open space, as key elements of a successful economic development strategy and sustainability platform.
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