Association for Preservation Technology International:
Join AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee Speaker Series
Thursday 21 March
Speaker: Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, City of San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Officer and Director of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP)
Title: Beyond Design Review: Education and Outreach for Historic Preservation
Shanon Shea Miller, AICP, became the City of San Antonio’s Historic Preservation Officer and Director of the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) in November 2008. Under Shanon’s leadership, OHP implements an award winning program that includes extensive education and outreach, technical training, a comprehensive designation initiative, design and development review, and the City’s Vacant Building Program. Shanon worked with a volunteer committee in 2012 to form the Power of Preservation (PoP) Foundation. PoP hosts the annual PROM fundraising event which raises funds for hands on programs of OHP such as S.T.A.R. (Students Together Achieving Revitalization), window restoration workshops, Rehabarama, and a learning lab for trades education. Ms. Miller was previously the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Franklin, Tennessee, where was involved in the designation of many new historic districts, the purchase and planning for the largest battlefield reclamation in the US, the purchase and rehabilitation of a 200-acre, National Register horse farm to be opened as a City park, the design of a comprehensive heritage tourism way finding system, and the implementation of the Civil War Trails Program.
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