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2019 PACNY Awards – Recipients

PACNY 2019 Award Recipients

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Preservation Awards:

Pat Earle Award: Madison County on behalf of the Madison County Courthouse Renovation Project, Wampsville, NY

Harley J. McKee Award: Norman Roth and University Hill Realty on behalf of the rehabilitation of the Morgan Dunne House, 464 Allen Street, Syracuse, NY

Paul Malo Award: Chris Geiger and Holmes, King, Kallquist and Associates on behalf of the Sylvester Apartments Project, 900 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

Stewardship Award: Father Fred Mannara on behalf of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 111 Roberts Avenue, Syracuse, NY

Preservation Merit Award: The Seward House Museum, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, and the Harriet Tubman National Historic Park on behalf of the Hands on History educational programming, Auburn, NY

Preservation Merit Award: David Haas on behalf of his work for The Stand newspaper

Jasena R. Foley Award: Cleota Reed on behalf of her decades of advocacy work in historic preservation

CNY Heritage Award: The Onondaga Historical Association and Willow Rock Brewing Company on behalf of the relaunch of historic Congress Beer

The 2019 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held at 6 pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society in Syracuse, NY. Tickets are $20 for members, and $25 for non-members.  To purchase tickets, please visit our website to pay by PayPal or mail a check payable to PACNY by Friday October 11th, to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY, 13203.



Welcome Rachel Leibowitz and Matthew Urtz!

On Sunday, February 10th, 2019, PACNY membership elected two new members to our Board of Directors for a three-year term:

  • Rachel Leibowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is a co-director of its Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation.
  • Matthew Urtz was appointed the Madison County Historian in April 2010. He also serves on the Cabinet of Freedom for the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame and Museum and as the 1st Vice-President and Region 9 Coordinator for the Association of Public Historians in New York State.

Full biographies for Rachel and Matthew, as well as the rest of the PACNY Board of Directors can be found at: http://pacny.net/about-us/board-of-directors/

Congratulations to our new board members!

A Message to Our Members

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to revitalize our communities, advocate for our region’s historic fabric, and inspire pride of place.

The PACNY Board of Directors is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new Membership Management Software and the following new Membership Levels for 2019:

* Student/Senior (60+) $25

* Individual $30

* Family $45

* Partner (businesses, organizations, nonprofits, governments) $75

* Advocate $100

* Patron $250

* Benefactor $1,000

PACNY’s Membership Committee Chair, Nicole Fragnito, will be reaching out to you to ensure that all of your contact information is up to date. This software will increase the efficiency of PACNY’s operations, streamline memberships and event registrations, and facilitate communications.

This past year, we launched our quarterly member Newsletter and Threatened Properties List, “Eight That Can’t Wait.” We are dedicated to developing new, exciting outreach programs to engage our members and the public throughout our five-county service region, including exclusive member benefits.

We appreciate your patience as we update our system and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Barnes Mansion in Syracuse. More information on this software will be available online at www.pacny.net, in our newsletter, and at the Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at membership@pacny.net.

Thank you for your continued commitment to PACNY!