Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation & the Tucson Pima County Historic Commission for the 22nd Annual Preservation Awards. The awards honor the people and projects making significant contributions to the work of Historic Preservation in our region.
The Awards Ceremony and reception will be held at the 1936 Josias Joesler designed
St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church
4440 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson Arizoan 85718 (Northeast corner of Campbell Avenue and River Road)
May 18th 9:00 - 11:30 am. Awards Ceremony starts at 9:30 am.
The Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission (T-PCHC) is empowered to further awareness and preservation of historic sites, structures, districts, and character of the City of Tucson, Pima County, and the City of South Tucson. To promote these goals, the commission recognizes individuals, firms, groups, and organizations that have contributed to the achievement of the purposes and objectives of the commission.
Each of the commission’s awards has different eligibility requirements. Nominations will be accepted from residents of Tucson and Pima County, including members of the Historic Zone Advisory Boards, Neighborhood Associations, City and County government staff, T-PCHC members, and any other interested person, group, firm, or organization.
Nominations must be submitted using the online Nomination Form or by downloading the PDF Nomination Form at the bottom of this page to be considered.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday April 4, 2013 | 5:00 pm.
Digital versions (in MS Word) or paper copies of the nomination form are also available from Ana Juarez at the City Clerk’s Office, telephone (520) 791-4213, or Ana.Juarez@tucsonaz.gov. Photograph(s) to support the nomination are encouraged (black and white, color, or digital [a minimum of 300 d.p.i.]), but not required.
Completed forms and any supporting material should be sent or emailed to:
Ana Juarez, Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission,
c/o City Clerk’s Office,
P.O. Box 27210, Tucson,
faxed to (520) 791-4017, or emailed to: Ana.Juarez@tucsonaz.gov
Materials may also be hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s Office, which is located at City Hall, 255 West Alameda, 9th Floor.
Persons submitting a nomination must fill out the form completely by documenting the contributions made by the person, firm, group, or organization being nominated to receive an award. Note that two nominators are required for the Historic Preservation Award and the Alene Dunlap Smith and Paul Smith Award. Another requirement is that projects being honored in an award nomination must be complete, and not in process. For example, if there is an in-process restoration of a historic property, the nominator must wait until after the restoration is successfully completed before submitting a nomination for that project. Finally, awardees must be willing to accept the award.
Successful awardees will be notified no later than two weeks after the selection process has been completed. The awards presentation ceremony is usually held sometime during National Historic Preservation Month, which is normally in May. Different historic venues are selected each year for the ceremony. The Alene Dunlap Smith and Paul Smith Award and the Chair’s Preservation Award may also be presented in other venues as appropriate.
The Historic Preservation Awards Subcommittee of the T-PCHC (consisting of the subcommittee chair, a minimum of two commissioners, and the commission chair), shall receive the nominations, make the selection, and notify the awardees. The subcommittee shall also prepare appropriate text for each award to be presented. The names of the awardees will be announced at the preservation awards ceremony.
ALENE DUNLAP SMITH AND PAUL SMITH AWARD
An engraved award is presented at the preservation awards ceremony. Two nominators are required.
The Alene Dunlap Smith and Paul Smith Award is presented in honor of two of Tucson’s most dedicated historic preservationists. Alene Dunlap Smith set a high standard of leadership and commitment to historic preservation at a time in Tucson’s history when decisive action and meaningful strategies were required, and her husband Paul carried on her legacy and actively supported preservation for many years after her death.
Eligibility: The recipient must be an individual who is, or has been, a resident of Pima County and who has demonstrated a high level of dedication and a long-term commitment toward supporting and promoting historic preservation.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD
A framed certificate documenting why the award is being made is presented at the preservation awards ceremony. Two nominators are required.
Eligibility: Potential recipients are individuals, firms, groups, and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of local history, architecture, or historic preservation. Only completed projects may be nominated. This award is generally given to those whose contribution has an impact at the community level.
A framed certificate, summarizing the recipient’s contribution and written by the commission chair, is presented at the preservation awards ceremony. Only one nominator is required.
Eligibility: Potential recipients are individuals, firms, groups, and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in history, historic preservation, or related subjects by volunteering time and effort on local history or preservation projects, by undertaking rehabilitation of one’s own historic property, by successfully completing a National Register nomination of one’s own building, or by demonstrating a similar level of commitment to history and historic preservation. Only completed projects may be nominated.
For more information on the 2012 awards reception click here: 2012 Preservation Awards