Tickets Available for 2014 Greater Erie Awards

Join Preservation Erie Thursday, May 1 5:30-7:30 pm at the Masonic Temple for the 2014 Greater Erie Awards. Three local establishments will be honored for their ongoing commitment to Greater Erie. This year, Preservation Erie is proudly awarding: the Downtown YMCA, Kraus Department Store, and The Remnant Store.

The night will also feature keynote speaker Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, addressing “Sustainable Urban Design.” Ed McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. He is nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker and a leading authority on topics such as sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation.

Over the past 25 years, he has helped communities in all 50 states with a wide variety of community planning and economic development issues. McMahon serves on several advisory boards and commissions, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Maryland, the Governor’s Institute for Community Design, and the Orton Family Foundation.

Admission to the May 1 Greater Erie Awards is $50 which includes a yearly membership with Preservation Erie as well as invitations to several behind-the-scenes tours of rehabilitated or re-purposed historic properties and presentations by local craftsmen who specialize in historic preservation trades (i.e. metal working, carpentry, painting).

Email for more information, or purchase your tickets online.

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