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PACNY Accepting Nominations for 2021 Awards Program and Eight That Can’t Wait threatened properties list

The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) is accepting nominations for its 2021 awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to preserve Central New York’s most distinctive historic resources. 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our constituents, this year’s ceremony will again be held in a free virtual ceremony. The deadline for nominations is September 24, 2021 Nominations are free, and projects in PACNY’s five-county region are eligible. Ceremony registration details will be forthcoming.

As part of this year’s virtual ceremony, a very special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hilltop House at the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. We will also be presenting the 2021 Eight That Can’t Wait, PACNY’s annual threatened properties list.

All nominations will be reviewed by PACNY’s Awards Committee and approved by PACNY’s Board of Directors. Nomination forms can be found at this link!

Send completed nomination forms to 930 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 or via email@pacny.net (preferred).

PACNY was founded in 1977 and covers Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, and Cayuga counties. The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic resources of Central New York that are essential to the cultural and economic well-being of the community. It works independently and in cooperation with other civic organizations and preservation groups to produce and disseminate information on the value of historic preservation throughout the CNY region.

Registration Now Open For The 2016 PACNY Awards Ceremony

To Register For The Ceremony, CLICK HERE

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.




Click to make directions to the Marriott Downtown Syracuse.

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.

PACNY 2015 Awards Program – Call For Nominations

Download The Award Nomination Form HERE

You can fill in this PDF form using any PDF viewer.

Please complete your nomination form and mail it to email@pacny.net.

Since its founding in 1974, the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) has played a critical role in the protection and stewardship of Central New York’s historical resources. PACNY’s annual awards bring recognition to owners, builders, artisans, designers, educators and activists who work to renew the beauty and utility of some of Central New York’s most distinctive architecture. At the same time, the awards celebrate the success of preservation and its role in the economic, social, and cultural vitality of Central New York.

We invite you to nominate an outstanding project, exceptional individual, or worthy organization to be recognized at PACNY’s 2015 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 2015 Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony with a reception to be held in May (announcement of date, time, and location to follow). Nominations will be considered for the following awards:

* The Jasena R. Foley Education Award is given to individuals or groups who educate, promote, engender or advocate a preservation ethic in CNY.

* The Pat Earle Award is given for a singular outstanding historic preservation project which benefits the community.

* The Harley J. McKee Award is given for excellence in the promotion and application of appropriate preservation technology and fine craftsmanship.

* The Paul Malo Award is given for projects that juxtapose old and new, demonstrating respect for our past while promoting our community’s future.

* The Preservation Merit Award is given in recognition of exceptional achievement in historic preservation.

* Stewardship Awards are given to individuals, organizations or civic agencies that have maintained exceptionally high standards of care for historic properties or landscapes.

* The Wilma T. Auer Award honors volunteers who have made particularly outstanding contributions to PACNY.

To nominate a project, individual, or organization for an award from PACNY, please complete an Awards Nomination Form and prepare all additional information requested in the Nomination Form. The Awards Nomination form can be downloaded in PDF format HERE.

Please submit your completed nomination via mail or email (preferred). Our mailing address is below:

Preservation Association of Central New York, Inc.
930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
email@pacny.net

All nomination materials must be received by 5:00pm on Friday March 20, 2015.

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