Tuesday, February 27, 2007

2007 Elgin Mayors Awards for Preservation Nominations

The Elgin Heritage Commission is still seeking nominations for the 2007 Elgin Mayors Awards for Preservation. Nominations can be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007. The application is available here.

The awards recognize creative and imaginative efforts made toward neighborhood and downtown revitalization with three honors of distinction.

The three honors awards are:
1. The Mayor George Van De Voorde Award which is given to an individual recognizing the continuing vigor, imagination, and persistence in preserving Elgin's heritage.
2. The William Stickling Award which honors achievements in the adaptive reuse of industrial and commercial buildings.
3. The Artisan Award which recognizes the exemplary work of a contractor, craftsperson or artisan in the preservation and restoration of Elgin's architectural heritage.

Elgin's Heritage Commission will select City winners who will then be honored at the annual Mayors Awards for Preservation event Thursday, May 3, 2007 at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way.

Nominations can be submitted to Sophia Morales, Community Development Department.

1 comment:

The Elginite said...

these are all great awards to give out. it's nice to know they exist. and it's sort of amusing that the mayor has to give out awards that contradict much of his policy of "schock and awe," "urban renewal" or whatever you want to call it, "wanton destruction of cultural assets?"

in any case, i was thinking, we have to rebuild the crocker. we still have the facade and the marquee can be reproduced. brian peterson has indicated an interest in coming back to elgin. he said the crocker was his dream venue, so let's do it. this should be the real symbol of elgin's revival--not the destruction of the crocker, but it's resurrection!