For 2013 RevitalizeWA Main Street Conference in Vancouver, WA

2013 RevitalizeWA Conference logo © courtesy of Washington Trust for Historic PreservationThe Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its annual RevitalizeWA conference in Vancouver, Washington, May 15-17, 2013.

Thanks to funding from 4 Culture through the King County Lodging Tax, the Washington Trust is offering 2 for 1 registration for staff and volunteers with King County heritage and preservation organizations and agencies.

This year’s RevitalizeWA conference will feature a variety of engaging educational sessions, workshops and tours related to preserving and rehabilitating Washington’s historic places and revitalizing Washington’s historic downtowns all geared toward inspiring and informing attendees.  Topics to be covered include: preservation of historic theaters, heritage tourism trails (featuring 4Culture’s Destination Heritage program), retail market analysis for Main Streets, tools for effective preservation advocacy, using federal rehabilitation and low income tax credits to redevelop historic buildings, improving your financial reporting system to rethink your non-profit, creating engaging tours of Midcentury Modern commercial buildings in your downtown, modeling best practices and collaboration in preserving Seattle’s Trinity Parish Church, using CDBG grants for storefront improvements, how to engage youth and diverse audiences in preservation and revitalization, successful adaptive reuse of industrial and large commercial sites, and what’s next for Main Street?  Keynote speaker, Charles Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns, will introduce a new model for community growth and sustainable development.

The Washington Trust will welcome preservation, heritage, and Main Street professionals, board members, volunteers, small business owners, city and regional planners, elected officials, design and building trade professionals, community and economic development specialists, educators, students, and local community members.  Not only is this a great educational opportunity but a chance to network with others from across the state.  More information about the conference, including a preliminary schedule, can be found on our website at http://preservewa.org/RevitalizeWA.aspx.

In order to take advantage of this offer, simply email the Washington Trust at i...@preservewa.org to receive an special registration code or call them at (206) 624-9449. Or, for more information, contact Cathy Wickwire at the Washington Trust directly.

Image: 2013 RevitalizeWA Conference logo © courtesy of Washington Trust for Historic Preservation