For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Register for the LA Division of Historic Preservation CAMP
NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation is happy to announce that they will be sponsoring two CAMPs this year. One will be in Winnsboro on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and the other one will be in New Iberia on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St.

Iberia Travel will be providing services and collateral to the LA Main Street Managers Assoc. Please join us!

The Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP) is the signature training offered by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). Training is conducted by highly qualified preservation professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for local historic district commissioners and anyone interested in historic preservation.

This year the Agenda will include:

Why Preserve: A preservation overview and a look at the role of the local commission in historic preservation.

Community Engagement and Building Public Support: Historic preservation commissions tend to get bogged down in the day-to-day administration of its local ordinance and forget that one of its major responsibilities is to be effective spokesmen for historic preservation in its community. This session helps participants communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, build support for designations, defend sometimes unpopular decisions and deal with reluctant elected officials. Workshop leaders will also offer creative suggestions for promoting historic preservation in the community.

Design Review: Working in small groups, participants will practice design review with a simplified application and set of design guidelines. Participants will determine what questions they would want to ask of the applicant and explore a potential motion. Appropriate for both seasoned professionals and new commissioners, this session provides opportunities to learn from each other in a lively and fun format.

Meeting Procedures: How a local commission conducts its meetings is critical to maintaining its credibility and reputation. It is also critical to avoiding legal challenges. In this session, participants will learn to work within the legal framework of state law and local statutes and how to establish clear rules of procedure to ensure a defensible decision-making process. Beyond legal considerations, participants will learn how professionalism, courtesy and consistency build support for the commission and its work.

CAMP will be held from 9AM to 4PM. Registration is $15 and will include a boxed lunch.

Please register by mailing a check payable to:
Louisiana Main Street Managers Association
C/O Ray Scriber
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Download/print the flyer. Contact Ray Scriber if you have any questions: and 225-342-8162.

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia, Louisiana.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit