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The City of St. Augustine has another feather for its preservation hat. In September, the City was notified that First Lady Laura Bush had designated St. Augustine as one of the country’s newest Preserve America communities.
"I commend you for your commitment to preserving an important part of our nation’s historic past for visitors, neighbors, and, most importantly, for children," said the First Lady. "Preserve America communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment."
Three other Florida cities also received the designation: Daytona Beach, Dunedin and Kissimmee. All total there are 169 communities in 31 states that have been designated as Preserve America communities
The Preserve America initiative is a new White House effort to encourage and support community efforts for the preservation and enjoyment of the nation’s cultural and natural heritage. To be considered for the designation, the city had to document its preservation work through an extensive application process. Kim Del Rance the city’s historic preservation planner was tasked with developing the application soon after she started in the position.
To qualify, we had to document that the city fulfilled at least five of ten basic criteria," said Kim. "We easily met all ten."
The goals of the initiative as described by Preserve America include: a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past; strengthened regional identities and local pride; increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets; and, support for the economic vitality of our communities.
The benefits for a community receiving Preserve America include widespread recognition through promotional materials, notification to media, and listing in a Web-based directory to showcase preservation efforts and highlight heritage tourism destinations. In addition, there is the opportunity for matching grants for the communities that will preserve and utilize historic resources for promotion of heritage tourism and other economic revitalization projects.
The Department of the Interior works with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to administer the Preserve America Community program on behalf of the Office of the First Lady.
For more information on the Preserve America initiative, visit www.PreserveAmerica.gov.
First Lady Laura Bush announcing the new Preserve America communities last month.