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

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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.

45 minute | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost  $125 donation to Arizona Preservation Foundation

 

Contact  Jim McPherson

p.  602-418-7807

e.  jmcphersoniii@gmail.com

w.  www.azpreservation.org

Eric Vondy

Arizona's Historic Property Tax Reclassification Program

Young Professional

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. 

45 minute | PowerPoint + Q&A

 

Cost  Free

 

Contact  Eric Vondy

p.  602-542-6998

e.  evondy@azstateparks.gov

w.  www.azstateparks.com

Rob Melikian

Vanishing Phoenix and

What You Can Do To Help

Young Businessman

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.

45 minute | PowerPoint + Q&A

Cost  $250

 

Contact   Rob Melikian

p. 602-326-2488

e. RNmelikian@cox.net

 

Lani Lott

Street Four Point Approach to Commercial District Revitalization

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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.

1 hour | PowerPoint + Q&A

 

Cost  $100

 

Contact  Lani Lott

p. 602-738-8381

e. Lani@l-lconsulting.com

w. www.L-LConsulting.com

Philip Beere Main

Green Remodel Workshop

for

Pre-1960s Homes

Businessman in Suit

This Valley Forward award-winning program is for professionals who are remodeling homes that are pre-1960s. Attendees will learn about green limitations, tax incentives This and other items to improve your vintage remodel.

 

Attendees will learn why production builders may never qualify as green, why solar should only be considered at the end of the project and what tax incentives and credits are available.

2 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

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

 

Contact  Philip Beere Main

p.  855-466-7444

e.  june@gstreetinc.com

w.  www.gstreetinc.com

One Day CAMP

Speaker Panel by National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Experts Panel

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.

8 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

 

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

  

Contact  Stephanie Paul

p.  (757) 802-4141

e.  stephanie@napcommissions.org

w.  https://napcommissions.org

1.5 Day CAMP

Speaker Panel by National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Experts Panel

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.

12 hours | PowerPoint + Q&A

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

 

Contact  Stephanie Paul

p.  (757) 802-4141

e.  stephanie@napcommissions.org

w.  https://napcommissions.org