Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Public Input On New Plan

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The State Historic Preservation Office, part of the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) is updating its Historic Preservation Plan.  The state office is seeking public input on an update to Tennessee’s Plan for Historic Preservation.  As the state agency primarily responsible for the stewardship of historic resources in Tennessee through the administration of various federal and state programs, including the State Historic Preservation Office, the THC has taken the lead in efforts to develop a comprehensive plan for historic preservation. 

"Periodically, our office undertakes a public planning process to help define the goals of the plan, which is updated and revised as circumstances within the state change over time,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the THC and State Historic Preservation Officer.  “The new version of the Tennessee Preservation Plan is intended to guide statewide efforts to protect the state’s cultural heritage through 2028, as well as bolster the state’s efforts to preserve underrepresented and diverse resources.”

"As part of updating the plan, the THC is seeking public input through an online survey,” said Claudette Stager, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.  “The survey asks the state’s residents about aspects of historic preservation that are important to them, as well as areas of concern that need to be addressed.”  The survey can be completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/THC_Preservation_Plan.  The survey will close on March 31.

For more information about the various programs operated by THC, visit www.tnhistoricalcommission.org, where the current 2013-2018 Tennessee Preservation Plan can be downloaded, as well as a link to the survey. Please direct any questions about this survey to Claudette Stager at claudette.stager@tn.gov.


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