Conservancy Staff Spreading the Word at Public Panel Sessions
The Conservancy’s staff was out and about this month spreading the word about our loans, grants and technical programs at public information sessions about landmarking.
Our Sacred Sites team, Ann Friedman and Colleen Heemeyer, are on Long Island today discussing our grants for historic religious properties at a workshop sponsored by The Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation.
Technical Director Alex Herrera discussed our emergency grants for non-profits and our grants for non-profit community developers at a gathering yesterday co-sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society and Preservation League of New York State.
We co-sponsored an outreach session in Harlem on January 24 with the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Community Board 10. Jim Mahoney, project manager of our loan program, described how to apply for our assistance. Audience members were very interested in how buildings could become landmarks and asked specific questions about repairs.
While we enjoy meeting people, you don’t have to go to a public session to get answers. We field hundreds of calls each year from property owners asking about building issues and looking for skilled professionals who can help them. Who ya gonna call? Us!