Alpine Wins Coveted Presidential Preserve America Award
Preserve America is a White House initiative to encourage and support community efforts for the preservation and enjoyment of America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the initiative include a greater shared knowledge about the Nation’s past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets and support for the economic vitality of communities.
Upon presenting the award, Mrs. Bush said, “Preserve America communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment.”
Alpine is proud to be a Preserve America community. Communities designated through the program receive national recognition for their efforts. Benefits include use of the Preserve America logo, listing in a government web-based directory to showcase preservation and heritage tourism efforts and eligibility for special existing and proposed Preserve America grants and funding through various government agencies.
Preserve America is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Historic Alpine Program is a preservation based, volunteer driven strategy for commercial district revitalization, developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For Historic Alpine’s program to be successful, it must have broad-based support from the public and private sectors and it must include individuals from every segment of the community including, but not limited to, residents, merchants, commercial property owners, and institutions.
Historic Alpine seeks to recognize, enrich and preserve the unique character of the City’s commercial district.