Chance to participate in Preservation Advocacy Day

Each year Preservation Action (PA), together with the National Conference of Historic Preservation Officers, organizes a Preservation Advocacy Day. This year’s event will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th. Student attendance at this annual event allows them to become more familiar with ongoing and current federal preservation programs and policy.

This year, students will be able to join hundreds of like-minded preservationists in Washington to head to Capitol Hill and lobby Congress to strengthen preservation throughout the United States. They are eligible for a discounted registration of $60.00 (regularly $130) to participate in National Preservation Advocacy Day. Registration includes briefing material and legislative trainings for Hill visits, attendance to the Federal Agency update, Preservation Action and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ annual meetings. In addition, they are invited to attend a Student Discussion Forum taking place on Monday, February 25th led by knowledgeable leaders, focusing on current preservation policy and legislative issues. Each student will be paired with a Preservation Action Representative and invited to participate in Hill visits on Tuesday, February 26th with the opportunity to visit the National Park Service headquarters in the afternoon for an insider’s tour. Please follow this link for the schedule.

Students can register online  and must email a copy of their current course listing and/or a letter of support from a program adviser to mbaco@preservationaction.org. Follow this link to read more about National Preservation Advocacy Day and the Preliminary Agenda

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