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Registration Now Open For The 2016 PACNY Awards Ceremony

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The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) will celebrate outstanding preservation projects and preservation advocates in its annual awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, in the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse. The Marriott, formerly the Hotel Syracuse at 100 East Onondaga St., will receive two awards just weeks after the reopening of the restored grand hotel.




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The reception is $20 for PACNY members and $30 for nonmembers. Register in advance by Friday, July 15, via www.pacny.net. Laura Hand of WSTM-TV will emcee the event.

“We’re thrilled to present these awards as the community celebrates the potential of preservation demonstrated by the stunning restoration of the former Hotel Syracuse,” says Murray Gould, PACNY’s board president. “That project, and the enthusiasm that has greeted it, remind us that preserving important properties can lift a community’s morale as well as contribute to the cultural and economic well-being of Central New York.”

PACNY has presented annual historic preservation awards since 1972 to recognize owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to renew the beauty and utility of some of the region’s most distinctive architectural and notable historic sites. PACNY awards celebrate the success of preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of Central New York.


Following are this year’s honorees:

* The Jasena R. Foley Education Award, given to individuals or groups who educate, promote, engender or advocate a preservation ethic in Central New York, goes to the Oswego Renaissance Association, Oswego.

* The Pat Earle Award, given for a singular outstanding historic preservation project that benefits the community, goes to the Hotel Syracuse.

* The Preservation Merit Award, given in recognition of exceptional achievement in historic preservation, goes to the Samaritan Center, Syracuse; 538 Erie, Syracuse; and the Huntley Building, Syracuse. Katelyn Wright, executive director of the Greater Syracuse Land Bank, will also receive the Preservation Merit Award.

* The Stewardship Award, given to individuals, organizations or civic agencies that have maintained exceptionally high standards of care for historic properties or landscapes, goes to St. James Episcopal Church, Skaneateles.

* The Wilma T. Auer Award, given to volunteers who have made particularly outstanding contributions to PACNY, goes to Patricia O’Reilly. O’Reilly is a community developer at New York State Homes and Community Renewal and a former PACNY board member.

* The Harley J. McKee Award, given for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship, goes to the Hotel Syracuse.

For more information about PACNY, see www.pacny.net, and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @pa_cny.

2016 PACNY Awards – Tuesday, July 19 At The Marriott Downtown Syracuse

2016may10_pacny_newlogoPlease join the Preservation Association of Central New York for our Annual Awards Event on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 PM in the beautifully restored Persian Terrace at the Marriott Downtown Syracuse (i.e., the Hotel Syracuse, 100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY). PACNY’s annual awards honor noteworthy historic preservation projects, groups, and individuals in the region and celebrate historic preservation triumphs from the past year. Hosting this year’s event in the newly restored Hotel Syracuse highlights the transformative power of historic preservation in our local economy and cultural fabric. Announcements of this year’s award winners to follow.

We hope to see you on July 19!

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Lobby image from syracuse.com.

PACNY 2016 Awards Program – Call For Nominations

2016may10_pacny_newlogoThe Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is pleased to solicit nominations for our annual awards program for 2016! PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to preserve Central New York’s most distinctive architecture and historic resources.

We invite you to nominate an outstanding project, exceptional individual, or worthy organization from Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties to be recognized at PACNY’s 2016 Annual Awards Ceremony. All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and award winners will ultimately be approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. The 2016 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held in June (announcement of date, time, and location to follow).

To nominate a project, individual, or organization for an award from PACNY, please complete an Awards Nomination Form found on our website at http://pacny.net/about-us/awards/ and provide all additional information requested in the Nomination Form.

Please submit your nomination via mail and/or email (preferred) to:

PACNY Awards Committee
c/o Preservation Association of Central New York, Inc.
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
email@pacny.net

All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday June 3, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at our Awards Ceremony in June!