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2016 Preservation Virginia Legislative Reception

From left to right: Trip Pollard, Southern Environmental Law Center; Kay Slaughter; Delegate David Toscano; Roulhac Toledano; Maria Chapel.

Preservation Piedmont members attended Preservation Virginia’s annual legislative reception on February 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn, the rehabilitated Miller Rhoads Department Store, in downtown Richmond. The reception honored the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Virginia Landmarks Register and the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe attended and congratulated the preservation supporters and advocates from across Virginia. The Governor spoke of the economic benefits of historic preservation for tourism in Virginia. Minority Leader David Toscano, who represents Charlottesville and much of Albemarle County, also attended along with a number of other delegates and state senators.