OCTOBER 12, 2018

Preservation Action Completes 2018 Congressional Candidate Survey

Preservation Action is pleased to announce that we have completed our 2018 Historic Preservation Congressional Candidate Survey. Over the last few months, with the help of our state and local partners, we reached out to U.S House and Senate candidates in all 50 states. With the 2018 midterm elections just around the corner, Preservation Action surveyed congressional candidates in an effort to keep Americans informed on where their candidates for office stand on the national historic preservation program, and to educate candidates on key historic preservation programs.

We received responses from nearly 150 congressional candidates, representing 37 states and the District of Columbia.  The results show historic preservation is a bipartisan issue and recognized as an important federal policy initiative by candidates from across the country.

99%  Support the Historic Preservation Fund

98%  Support the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit

96%  Support considering the impact of potential infrastructure legislation on historic resources

Midterm elections are less than a month away. Check out our website to learn more about our survey and to see how candidates in your state responded. In addition to reviewing the survey results, we encourage you to research where your members of Congress stand on historic preservation.  Check out these additional resources to learn more.  Remember to VOTE PRESERVATION Nov. 6th!

Senate Committee Schedules Hearing to Consider Nomination of David Vela to be National Park Service Director

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing for November 15, 2018 to consider the nomination of David Vela to be the next Director of the National Park Service (NPS). The hearing was originally scheduled for next week but was rescheduled as Senate leaders reached a deal allowing the Senate to recess early for the midterms. David Vela was nominated by President Trump last month and if confirmed would become 19th NPS Director. The National Park Service has been without a permanent director since January of 2017. Currently Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith is serving as acting director and will continue in that role until David Vela is confirmed by the Senate.

David Vela has been with the National Park Service for 28 years and  currently serves as the Superintendent of Grand Teton National Park. He started his career at the  San Antonio Missions Historical Park and has  worked in several positions in the National Park Service including Superintendent of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, Regional Director of the NPS Southeast Region and in a senior position at the NPS headquarters in Washington, DC. 
National Council for Preservation Education Announces Internship Opportunities With National Park Service

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) announced internship opportunities for current students and recent graduates of historic preservation, cultural resources management, and related programs, with Cultural Resources at the National Park Service and other agencies. The NCPE encourages and assists in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and has partnered with the National Park Service since 1992.

The internships are for the 2019 academic year and offer a great opportunity to work on hundreds of projects at different sites across the country. Applications are due by October 26, 2018

Gold Rush: Party Time! PAF Auction Returns on Nov. 14th in San Francisco. Get Your Tickets Today!
Get your tickets today for Preservation Action Foundation's Legendary  Party and Live Auction in San Francisco. The annual after party and auction will take place on November 14, 2018 immediately following the Opening Reception of the National Preservation Conference. Enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits  at the   California Historical Society , located in the former San Francisco Builders Exchange building in the vibrant Yerba Buena neighborhood, just a mile from the conference headquarters.

The annual auction has long been a highlight for Preservation Action Foundation and of the National Preservation Conference. Last year's auction in Chicago was a huge success and were excited to top that this year!

Donate an Auction Item

This is our largest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds from this event are used to assist the education and training, advocacy, and programs of the Preservation Action FoundationWe are currently seeking donations of auction items like hotel stays, tours of historic sites and other unique experiences. This is a great way to highlight your organization and city/state to an active and interested group of people. Download the 2018 Auction Request Letter and Donation Form and check out our website for more information.

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Preservation Action is the only national  non-profit dedicated exclusively to lobbying for the best preservation policies at the federal level. We seek to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of government through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training.