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Fairport-E.Rochester Post
  • Landmark Society is holding preservation conference Saturday, April 21

  • Topics at the conference, for which there is still tim to register, will include revitalization for the city of Rochester, as well as in the suburbs and rural areas.

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  • There is still time to register for “Capitalizing on Your Community Character– It’s About NOW,” the 26th annual Preservation Conference, presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York. This year’s conference is being held this Saturday, April 21 at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, located in the Highland Park neighborhood in the City of Rochester.
    Conference goers will receive information and tools for revitalizing their cities, towns, neighborhoods and personal properties. Special sessions will include success stories and information about funding, building repair, vision planning, landscape architecture, tax credits and more.
    The event concludes with a walking tour of Highland Park sponsored by the Highland Park Conservancy and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association followed by an informal reception in the Lamberton Conservatory sponsored by the New York Upstate Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects and the Monroe County Department of Parks.
    “It’s About NOW,” our theme for the year, illustrates that the Landmark Society makes an impact every day on preserving and revitalizing the communities we serve in a nine county region,” said Wayne Goodman, executive diretor of the Landmark Society.
    The conference offers three tracks:
    — Track A – For city of Rochester residents, business owners, neighborhood and community organizations, and anyone interested in urban revitalization and preservation strategies.
    — Track B – For registrants from suburban, rural, and/or village communities.
    — Track C – Cultural Landscapes. This track is designed for preservation advocates from all types of communities, including residents, elected officials, planners, and professional landscape architects.
    For a complete list of sessions, presenters and cost information  visit www.landmarksociety.org. Register online or by calling (585) 546-7029 ext. 11.

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