FIND A SPEAKER

Over the years we’ve come across numerous individuals from across the state who have interesting and informative things to say about historic preservation and related topics. They may have presented at our ever-popular Arizona Historic Preservation Conference or at some other venue, like TEDx, Pecha Kucha, or Ignite Phoenix. Our speakers have compiled lectures, workshops, and/or programs that might be useful for an upcoming meeting, class, conference, or outing that you are planning.

 

Check out our speakers below to discover the topics, length, format, and fee for each presenter.

 

Jim McPherson

Arizona Historic Preservation Overview

45 minutes | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $125 Donation to Arizona Preservation Foundation

An overview of the players, projects, and policies shaping historic preservation in the Grand Canyon State today, and what citizens can do to protect Arizona’s heritage and improve their neighborhoods and communities.

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Jim's Contact Information

p.  602-418-7807

e.  jmcphersoniii@gmail.com

w.  www.azpreservation.org

Lani Lott

Main Street Four Point Approach to Commercial District Revitalization

1 hour | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $100

Learn about a unique four-point approach for a preservation-based economic development tool that engages the entire community to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts.

 

The Main Street Four Point Approach is a comprehensive strategy designed to effectively address the variety of issues that keep a downtown or neighborhood from reaching its full economic and social potential.

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Lani's Contact Information

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC)

1.5 Day C.A.M.P.

Speaker Panel by NAPC

12 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $3,500 + speaker expenses + $55/participant

A day and a half CAMP (of Commission Assistance & Mentoring Program) with four (4) experts presenting on a variety of topics from legal issues, standards/guidelines, procedures, public support, resources, design or land planning. 

 

Discussions focus on preservation commission fundamentals that every commission member should understand. You get to customize the curriculum to suit your learning needs.

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Contact Information

Eric Vondy

Arizona's Historic Property Tax Reclassification Program

45 minutes | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  Free

Arizona's Historic Property Tax Reclassification Program offers up to a 45% reduction in the state property tax assessment. Discover if your property is eligible, steps to apply and benefits of the program.

To qualify, properties must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places either individually or as a contributor to a historic district.

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Eric's Contact Information

p.  602-542-6998

e.  evondy@azstateparks.gov

w.  www.azstateparks.com

Philip Beere Main

Green Remodel Workshop for Pre-1960s Homes

2 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $195 per student or $2,500 group rate

See what you’re missing. Take a tour of old Phoenix and see the lost commercial buildings, mansions, and areas of town that live now only in our memories.

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Philip's Contact Information

p.  855-466-7444

e.  june@gstreetinc.com

w.  www.gstreetinc.com

Rob Melikian

Vanishing Phoenix and What You Can Do To Help

45 minutes | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $250

See what you’re missing. Take a tour of old Phoenix and see the lost commercial buildings, mansions, and areas of town that live now only in our memories.

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Rob's Contact Information

p. 602-326-2488

e. RNmelikian@cox.net

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC)

One Day C.A.M.P.

Speaker Panel by NAPC

8 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost:  $2,500 + speaker expenses + $55/participant

A full day CAMP (of Commission Assistance & Mentoring Program) with three (3) experts presenting on a variety of topics from legal issues, standards/guidelines, procedures, public support, resources, design or land planning. 

 

Discussions focus on preservation commission fundamentals that every commission member should understand. You get to customize the curriculum to suit your learning needs.

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NAPC Contact Information