“Show and Tell” – A Learning Exchange!

Members of the Village of Holden Historic Resources Committee

The 2011 Municipal Heritage Forum on October 27th and 28th featured “Show &Tell” sessions. Several municipalities working on municipal heritage planning projects with the assistance of the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program shared their experiences with the attendees. A mix of rural and urban municipalities spoke about their heritage projects, showcasing the opportunities, challenges and rewards that can result from identifying and evaluating potential historic places.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Yellowhead County – Debbie Charest, Director of Community & Protective Services

Yellowhead County’s Municipal Heritage Program – talked about how the County prepared to complete a Municipal Heritage Survey.

City of Lacombe – Peter Bouwsema, Councillor/Heritage Steering Committee

Overview of Lacombe’s Heritage Program – spoke about some of Lacombe’s historic resources and how the City is working to conserve them.

City of Edmonton – David Holdsworth, Principal Heritage Planner

Neon Light Museum, Historic Resource Management Program – talked about Edmonton’s plans to develop a museum of historic neon signs.

Smoky Lake County – Twila Bauman, former Planning & Communications Manager

Smoky Lake Region: Survey and Inventory Project and Heritage Management Plan – talked about the final year of their three year regional project.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Village of Holden – Katherine Whiteside, Chief Administrative Officer

Village of Holden Heritage Program – an overview of their Municipal Heritage Survey and Inventory, and future plans.

City of St. Albert – Ann Ramsden, Director of Heritage and Ian Morgan, Associate with HIP Architects

Conservation of St. Albert’s Grain Elevators – talked about the recently completed conservation work on two municipally owned grain elevators.

City of Calgary – Clint Robertson, Heritage Planner

2011-12 Calgary MHPP Project – Bridges – an overview of Calgary’s inventory of all the bridges and crossings located in the city.

Municipal District of Big Lakes – Cathy Wilcox, Grants Manager

Heritage Site Survey – talked about how GIS assisted with planning their Municipal Heritage Survey.

These presentations provide insights and inspiration to other municipalities interested in developing a local heritage conservation program. If you have any questions about how your municipality can participate in the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program, please contact MHPP staff.

Note: For a complete collection of the 2011 Municipal Heritage Forum presentations, please click here.

Written by: Brenda Manweiler, Municipal Heritage Services Officer

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