Historic Preservation Awards ProgramGuidelines & Nomination form

Deadline for submission:  March 26, 2015

Since 1998 the City of Mesa has recognized citizens for outstanding efforts in the community who through skill and determination have given value and meaning to Mesa through historic preservation. 
The 2014 recipients were honored at the City Council meeting in June.


Beginning February 4, 2015, the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will begin soliciting nominations from the public for the City of Mesa’s Historic Preservation Awards for Outstanding Achievement.  The request for nominations is advertised on Mesa Channel 11 and through the media via press release.  

Click on the link to the Guidelines & Nomination Form at the top of page to print and submit your nomination form.  The forms are also available at the Historic Preservation Office, Mesa Public Library, Arizona Museum of Natural History, or the Mesa Historical Museum.
Any person can submit a nomination by following the guidelines in the packet.  Nominations must be received at the City of Mesa's Historic Preservation Office by March 26, 2015 (by 6 p.m.). 
The HPB will begin review and consideration of nominations at their regular meeting in April.  The award recipients will be selected based on the AWARD CRITERIA.
The recipients will be notified in writing.
At one of the televised June meetings of the City Council, the Historic Preservation Board makes a presentation highlighting the Historic Preservation Awards and, with the assistance of the Mayor and Council, honors the Award recipients.  



Please see the Guidelines & Nomination form for the full list of past awards.

2014: Donna Benge - Individual Lifetime Achievement; Petar and Shelly Nikolich - Rehabilitation & Restoration; Walter "Dutch" Duering - Archaeology, Education & Outreach, and Individual Lifetime Achievement

2013: Arizona Museum of Natural History - Archaeology, and Education & Outreach for Mesa Grande Cultural Park; Mesa Preservation Foundation - Rehabilitation & Restoration for Diving Lady Historic Neon Sign

2012: Mesa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens – Adaptive Restoration and Reuse (Alston House); Mesa Preservation Foundation – Activism and Education; Ron Peters – Contribution to Restoration (Alston House), “Save the Train” Committee – Activism and Education

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