Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC)
Accepting Nominations for Heritage Preservation Award
May is Historic Preservation Month and the HPC is pleased to announce its annual “Farmington Heritage Preservation Award.” The HPC invites you to participate in this celebration by nominating individuals, families, and organizations that you believe deserve the award for their local heritage preservation efforts.
How to Make a Nomination
- The Heritage Preservation Award is given to an individual, family, company, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and use of Farmington’s heritage resources. Any individual, company, or organization is eligible to be nominated for the award (including non-residents), but in order to be considered, the heritage resource must be located in the city of Farmington.
- Nominations may be made by writing to: Farmington Heritage Preservation Commission in care of: Planning Manager Tony Wippler, Farmington City Hall, 430 Third Street, Farmington, MN 55024, or contact Tony Wippler at 651-280-6822 and at email@example.com.
Nominations must be received by April 26, 2016. The HPC will select and notify the award winner and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the Heritage Preservation Award winner at a Farmington City Council meeting in May 2016.
This Commission declares as a matter of public policy, that the preservation, protection, perpetuation and use of areas, places, building structures and other objects having special historical interest or value is a public necessity. It is our intent to interpret the history and architecture of Farmington and attempt to preserve our valuable past. We will act as an educator to the general public, as a resource and guide for persons within the historical district and to help Farmington residents develop a sense of place.
The Commission makes recommendations to the Farmington City Council regarding the preservation, protection and use of historic buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts for the education and general welfare of the people of the city according to Title 2, Chapter 11 of the City Code. The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) meets the fourth Tuesday, bimonthly at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend.