2013 Preservation Retreats
Preservation Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House
Grand Isle, VT
The Preservation Trust of Vermont announces the 2013 Grand Isle Lake House Retreats. The Retreats are for anyone undertaking or considering a community development or historic preservation project. Even if you don’t have a specific project, you are welcome to join us to share in the discussions.
It works best to have 2-4 people represent a project. Attendees will be asked to present a 10-minute case study about their project that frames a situation or problem that once solved will move that project forward.
All retreats begin at 2:00 and end after lunch the following day. The cost for overnight, dinner and breakfast is $95/person for a shared room or $125 for a single. Space is limited to around 20 participants with a limited number of single rooms, so reservations should be made as early as possible. For more information contact Ann Cousins email@example.com or (802) 343-8180.
September 18-19: Retreat for Designated Downtown Coordinators
This retreat is by invitation only for Designated Downtown Coordinators. To register, please contact Leanne Tingay Leanne.Tingay@state.vt.us.
This retreat is for individuals or groups who are considering or involved in a community development or historic preservation initiative. Because of the broad interest in this retreat, it tends to be one of the most interesting in that problems are considered from varying vantage points. This retreat can be a forum for testing an idea as well as an opportunity for long-standing project volunteers to get rejuvenated. Of all of the retreats, this one tends to lead to the most creative thinking.
Special guests include Elizabeth humston and Nathan Cleveland.
Elizabeth Humstone, an urban planner with over 35 years of experience, is an expert on smart growth and sprawl development. She is currently a consultant, an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a columnist for Planning Commissioners' Journal. Formerly, she was the Executive Director of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl (later Smart Growth Vermont) and currently holds numerous board positions in Vermont and Maine.
Nathan Cleveland is a Community Development Specialist for the VT Community Development Program.
Public and non-profit historic buildings owners can find support from a variety of sources including town budgets, grants, events, and charitable donations. This retreat will focus on the challenges of maintaining and adapting historic buildings for contemporary uses. It will explore fundraising options for historic libraries, town halls, churches, and nonprofit-owned buildings.
Special guests include Carl Bohlen, Community Development Specialist for the VT Community Development Program; Caitlin Corkins, Tax Credit & Grants Coordinator for the VT Division for Historic Preservation; and Jess Phelps and Joe Cornish from Historic New England in Boston, MA.