News & Updates from Preservation New Jersey
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to solicit public nominations for the 2018 NJ Historic Preservation Awards for leadership, to be presented in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Office & NJ Historic Sites Council awards for projects on June 7, 2018 at a special afternoon reception during the NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference in Paterson. 

Nominations Due: Thursday, April 12, 2018 by 4:00PM

State Policy Initiatives

PNJ made policy recommendations to Governor Murphy's administration that the organization hopes will result in a renewed commitment to the state's historic assets.  In a memo issued to Murphy's transition team, PNJ provided the new administration with insights into the benefits of enacting a statewide historic preservation tax credit program.

Since the memo was sent, the Assembly and Senate both introduced the "Historic Property Reinvestment Act". In addition, the Report of the Urban and Regional Growth Transition Advisory Committee to Governor Murphy includes a recommendation to purse a NJ historic preservation tax credit, including justifications put forth in PNJ's original memo. PNJ and our partners will continue working with the Legislature and Administration to move this important preservation policy forward in the next year.
Federal Policy Initiatives

National Historic Preservation 
Advocacy Week
Monday, March 12, 2018 8:00 AM -
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 PM (EST)
Hamilton Hotel - Washington DC.
1001 14th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20005

One of the most effective ways of sharing information with Congress is through direct meetings, and Advocacy Week is Preservation Action's annual opportunity to have a mass impact on opinion leaders and policy makers. At a time when the Historic Tax Credit is threatened by tax reform efforts, and the Historic Preservation Fund continues to face difficult budgets, your voice is needed more than ever. Together with a cohesive message in support of preservation-positive legislation we can ensure a strong future for the federal historic preservation program.

Also check out Preservation Action latest Legislative Update including stories about: Budget Request Calls for Cuts to the HPF; Bill Promoting Cultural Tourism Introduced in the Senate; Provision in Tax Reform Could Mean Benefits for Historic Neighborhoods; Etc.
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It's going to be an exciting and packed two-day event in Paterson, home to Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

The NJ History and Historic Preservation conference is the annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.

June 7 and 8 at Passaic County College in Paterson
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Please take a moment today to make a tax-deductible contribution to PNJ. Your help offers PNJ the opportunity and resources to combat the ever-dwindling funding for historic preservation and to campaign on behalf of historic resources that are threatened. Together,  we can continue to work as a community to protect  and preserve our rich heritage.

Preservation New Jersey is the proud recipient of an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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