Established in 1993, Preservation Piedmont is a non-profit grass-roots organization dedicated to preservation public awareness and advocacy, serving the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, and adjacent localities.
Preservation Piedmont is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the built environment and its setting in order to protect and create an appreciation for the historic resources of the region.
Preservation is promoted by the protection and rehabilitation of historic buildings, sites, and neighborhoods, as well as the natural and created landscape, traditional routes, and open spaces.
The purposes of Preservation Piedmont are to serve the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, and adjacent localities by:
promoting greater public awareness of and advocating for historic preservation in the region;
protecting the historic resources of the region;
sponsoring educational tours and programs that encourage public participation in the preservation, restoration, and ownership of historic and archeological sites, buildings and structures, and landscapes significant to the cultural, social and architectural history of the region;
promoting heritage tourism;
supporting and initiating local projects, partnerships, and studies that help to identify and protect important community historic resources; and
monitoring local and state government actions on issues affecting preservation of historical, cultural, and natural resources.
These goals are also promoted by cooperating with other groups and organizations committed to the preservation and welfare of the community.
2020 Board of Directors:
Top Photo, back row: Tom Raney (a), Maria Chapel, Madeleine Hawks , Rebecca Deeds, Mark Rylander, Peter Krebs.
Top Photo, front row: Liz Russell, Mary Joy Scala, Genevieve Keller (a), Kay Slaughter, Jo Lawson, Ellen Wagner (a).
Bottom Photo (New Board Members): Lucy Middlelfort, Ed Brooks, Emma Earnst, Richard Guy Wilson, Jo Lawson.
Missing: Bill Adams, Jim Boyd, Alex Ix, Melanie Miller. (a) Advisor
2020 Board of Advisors:
Front row: Jean Hiatt, Emma Ernst (Board), Edwina St. Rose, Judy Rasmussen, Roulhac Toledano.
Back row: Richard Guy Wilson, Tom Raney, Helena Devereux, K. Edward Lay, Ellen Wagner, Margaret Maliszewski Fritz.
Missing: Richard Crozier, Bill Emory (behind camera), Andrew Johnston, Judy Mickelson, Justin Sarafin, Ross Stevens, Peggy Van Yahres.
2019 Executive Committee:
Liz Russell, President; Maria Chapel, Treasurer; Madeleine Hawks, Vice-President
Missing: Emma Ernst, Secretary.
Photos Credit: Bill Emory