Winners Honored at State Historic Preservation Conference

June 7, 2018

PHOENIX – The winners of the 2018 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards and the 31st annual Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission (GAAC) Awards in Public Archaeology were announced today during the State Historic Preservation Conference at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

 

Since 1982, the Arizona Preservation Foundation and Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, a division of Arizona State Parks and Trails, have collaborated to present the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards. These awards recognize people, organizations, and projects that represent outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona’s prehistoric and historic resources. This year’s winners are:

  • And TiKo Tu? The Midcentury Architecture of Greater Phoenix’s East Valley
  • Douglas Sydnor
  • FAA Flight Path Neighborhood Advocacy
  • Flagstaff Townsite Community Land Trust
  • Hotel Congress
  • Montezuma’s Castle and Casa Grande Ruins Preservation Project
  • Navajo Nation Council Chambers Preservation Project
  • Tucson Modernism Week
  • Uptown Plaza Rehabilitation Project
  • The Van Buren Rehabilitation Project

The Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission presents awards to individuals, organizations, and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona's non-renewable archaeological resources. The 2018 winners are:

  • Avocational Archaeologist – Michael Hoogendyk
  • Professional Archaeologist – J. Simon Bruder
  • Site Steward – Nancy and Joe Jordan
  • Government Agency – City of Peoria Palo Verde Park Project
  • Private/Non-Profit/Tribes – Gila River Indian Community Cultural Resource Management Program
  • Lifetime Achievement – Jerry Howard

The James W. Garrison Heritage Award winner is selected from the 2018 Honor awardees. The award, named for a retired state historic preservation officer, is selected by Governor Doug Ducey's Office from all conference award winners. The award is named for longtime State Historic Preservation Officer James W. Garrison.

 

For more information, visit our conference website at www.azpreservation.com or contact the Arizona Historic Preservation Office at 602-542-4009.

 

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

 

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

 

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: [email protected]