The City of Springboro is accepting nominations through June 8, 2020 for its annual award program that recognizes those who have helped preserve the City’s rich heritage. The program is administered by the City’s Architectural Review Board (ARB), a City Council-appointed body that promotes and protects Springboro’s historic landmarks. Nominations in two categories will be accepted:
The Jonathan Wright Award for Historic Preservation is named in honor of the city’s founder. This award honors those who have restored, rehabilitated, or otherwise preserved an important building, site, or artifact representing the history of the Springboro area, or provided long-term stewardship of such a property or artifact.
The Mayor’s Award for Preservation Leadership honors those providing leadership and service in support of historic preservation or supporting projects and activities that have substantially increased public understanding and awareness of historic preservation in the Springboro area.
Individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and public agencies in Springboro are eligible for these awards. Anyone may submit a nomination by this year’s deadline of Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Nominations are judged under the direction of the ARB. Up to three awards may be granted annually in any combination of the two categories. Award-winners will be recognized at an upcoming City Council meeting. The awards announcement coincides with the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual Preservation Month program in May.
The nomination form can be found here. Forms are also available at the Springboro City Building; nominations may be made by simply writing a letter explaining why the nominee should be considered for either award. Forms or letters should be sent to the City of Springboro at 320 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066, attention Dan Boron, ARB Staff Liaison. Nominations can also be faxed to Mr. Boron’s attention at (937) 748-0815, sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand-delivered at the City Building at 320 West Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio 45066.
For more information regarding the preservation awards program, contact Dan Boron at (937) 748-6183.