Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Cabinet-level Historic Preservation Award

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has established the Secretary's Historic Preservation Award, a new annual award to recognize outstanding contributions by employees of Federal, State, and Tribal Preservation Offices and Certified Local Governments in historic preservation.

“I have created the Secretary’s award to recognize, for the first time, the accomplishments of individual employees, rather than those of programs or projects,” said Kempthorne.

“We know it’s the employees behind the programs who make a difference and we want to highlight their exceptional contributions and actions above and beyond the call of duty that have helped further the cause of historic preservation.”

Applications and information are online. Deadline: October 20, 2008.