National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week 2017

Registration for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week is now open! Online registration closes March 10th!

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Registration includes in-depth training and policy briefings from an array of preservation and policy professionals. Ticketed events offer additional meetings with elected officials, their staff, and a national network of preservation advocates. Advocacy Week is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on policy makers in support of preservation-positive legislation. With the Historic Tax Credit severely threatened by tax reform efforts, we need your voice!

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Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) are hard at work getting ready for Advocacy Week 2017. We are pleased to announce National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week 2017 will take place March 14-16th at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill. 

Download the Advocacy Week 2017 Agenda 

Download the Advocacy Week 2017 Program 

Advocacy Week is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on opinion leaders and policy makers – together with a cohesive message in support of preservation-positive legislation.

 Encourage Your Representatives to Sign-on to the HPF Dear Colleague

Congress is starting the process to determine Fiscal Year 2018 funding levels for historic preservation. They need to hear from you right now. It is critical that all advocates of historic preservation and community and economic development reach out to your members of Congress to notify and urge them to sign onto the House “FY18 HPF Dear Colleague” letters which shows support for the Historic Preservation Fund.

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) provides vital funds for historic preservation and protection programs. The House Dear Colleague letter request $83.4 million, including $47.925 million for State Historic Preservation Offices, $11.985 million for Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, and $500,000 in grants to underserved communities. In addition, the request includes $13 million for competitive grants for the Civil Rights initiative, and $5 million in competitive grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This request is equal to level of funds included in the House passed FY17 Interior Appropriations bill.

Contact your Congressman and request that he/she signs onto the FY16 Historic Preservation Fund Dear Colleague Appropriations letter being circulated by Reps. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). To maximize the impact of this letter we need as many Members as possible to sign. Deadline to sign-on is March 30th.

2017 HPF Dear Colleague Letter(.pdf) 

Download Advocacy Week One Pagers

Preliminary Schedule

Some events are ticketed, some are by invitation only

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Preservation Action Annual Meeting
SHPO and FPO Forum Invitation
Advocacy Lunch with Keynote Speaker (TBD) Ticketed
Policy & Issues Updates and Trainings
NCSHPO Reception & Banquet Ticketed
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Hill Visits
Hill Reception Ticketed
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
NCSHPO Annual Meeting
.

To make your reservations call (888) 513-7445. Be sure to reference the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers group or provide Reservation ID: NC0313.

*The special room rate is $279 plus tax. The cut-off date for this rate is February 10, 2017.

METRO: Red Line – Union Station

About Advocacy Week

Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Offices (NCSHPO) organize our industry’s Advocacy Week each year, bringing over 250 preservationists to Washington, DC to promote sound federal preservation policy and programs.
Advocacy Week registration includes in-depth training and policy briefings and white papers from an array of preservation and policy professionals. Ticketed events offer additional meetings with elected officials, their staff, and a national network of preservation advocates.

Advocacy Week 2016 One-Pagers 

Advocacy Week is jointly hosted by Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

For More Information Contact: NCSHPO: 202.624.5465, info@ncshpo.org or Preservation Action: 202.463.0970, mail@preservationaction.org