Decisions made by local, state and federal governments shape what happens in our neighborhoods, rural areas and downtowns across Virginia. With positive reinforcement from constituents, governmental leaders are reminded of the positive economic and educational benefits of considering preservation as a tool in making decisions about growth, development and open space issues.
How can you get involved? This site will lead you to links and discussions about key issues on the local, state and federal level. Check back frequently and get involved in helping to preserve the historic assets valued in Virginia and make sure to sign up for our Legislative Alerts. Email Alexis Feria email@example.com to be added to the Alert List or use the form at the bottom of the page.
Advocacy Opportunities on the State Level:
Preservation Virginia invites you to JOIN US for Update, Discussion and Training
14 November 2013 10:00 a.m. to noon
Virginia State Capitol, House Room 3
Why Should You Attend: A strong historic preservation community is vital to Virginia’s future and historic tax credits are contributing to the health of our communities. The program will include:
- The Value of the Historic Tax Credit Program-- John Accordino, Ph.D.,Director, VCU Center for Urban and Regional Development will preview results of the Economic Impact Study, undertaken by Preservation Virginia in 2013, that offers insights in the role the tax credit programs plays in creating jobs, generating growth and leveraging investments in Virginia communities. .
- Promoting Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits—Learn from Kathleen Kilpatrick, Director of Virginia Historic Resources, about the history and economic impact these credits bring directly to Virginia Communities. Hear from Tom Cassidy; Vice President for Government Relations and Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation, how to prepare for the upcoming congressional session and discussions of the tax program.
- 2013 Virginia General Assembly Session—Talk with Trip Pollard, Preservation Virginia’s Public Policy Co-Chair and Hunter Jamerson, Macaulay & Burtch about what we might expect when the Virginia legislature convenes.
Who Should Attend: Leadership from local preservation organizations; users of Federal and State historic rehabilitation tax credits including local non-profits, developers, consultants, bankers, attorneys, architects and others
A special thanks to Delegate Chris Peace for sponsoring this event at the Virginia State Capitol.
Sponsored in part by Williams Mullen.
Cost: Free! Help Spread the Word
2014 Virginia General Assembly Session
The Virginia General Assembly Session begins 8 January 2014. In preparation for the session, Preservation Virginia is monitoring the early filings and the budget discussion to share with you the latest and how it will impact historic preservation across the Commonwealth. Here are some steps you can take—
- Sign up for the Preservation Alerts that will be issued each Monday during the Virginia General Assembly session that begins on 8 January 2014.
- Take action when needed to help support legislation and budget issues related to historic preservation and strengthen these tools for our economy.
- Know who your Delegate and Senator are and be prepared to speak to them about how preservation is strengthening your community and how the Virginia Historic Rehabilitation and Land Conservation Tax Credit Programs work. To find out who your legislator is go to http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/ and click at the center top of the page.
VCU and Virginia Department of Historic Resources study of the Economic Impact of Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
Facts about Virginia’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Advocacy Opportunities on the Federal Level:
Preservation Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are working together to ensure that historic preservation issues are well articulated on the Federal level. This Congressional session will bring a certain review of all sources of revenue. Historic Preservation Rehabilitation tax credits have been a great incentive for revitalization, job creation and revenue generation. We need to ensure that the program continues to be a source for this kind of development. Here are some steps you can take--
Senator Tim Kaine announced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the American Battlefield Protection Program. Learn more by following this link to the Civil War Trust’s website http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/news/news-releases/2013-news/kaine-announces-reauthorization.html
- Connect with preservation advocates in your congressional district to meet with your member of congress, educating members of congress on the Federal Historic Tax Credit and asking them to co-sponsor the CAPP Act legislation. Use the CAPP Fact Sheet and the links below to District Maps and Lists of projects, by district, to show projects with in the past 10 years and the geographic distribution of projects in congressional districts.
VA state specific and district specific maps and links can be found here:
Additional Advocacy Resources can be found at the Historic Tax Credit main campaign page:
For more information, please see the following links
Find out who represents you in the General Assembly and how they can be reached.
From the website: "Preservation Action advocates federal legislation to further the impact of historic preservation at the local, state and national level."
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