The City of Springboro's Architectural Review Board has selected honorees for its annual award program recognizing those helping to preserve the City’s rich heritage.
The Mayor’s Award for Preservation Leadership will be presented to Kathy and Ken Stachowski. This award 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.
The Stachowskis are being recognized for their work in initiating and executing the Springboro Area Historical Society’s Property History Program. The program allows property owners to receive a report on the history of their property dating back to the community’s founding. Since the program began in mid-2022, 26 research requests have been completed free of charge by the Stachowskis. In addition, the program has increased public awareness and understanding of the history of the community. The Stachowskis were nominated for the award on behalf of the Springboro Area Historical Society Board of Trustees by Mike Thompson, president.
The award program will take place at the City Council meeting on Thursday, May 4 beginning at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Springboro Municipal Building, 320 West Central Avenue.
The Architectural Review Board is a City Council-appointed board that protects Springboro’s historic landmarks and promotes local history education. The program was initiated in 2000 and coincides with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Month held annually in May.
Individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and public agencies in Springboro are eligible for the awards. For more information regarding the preservation awards program, contact Dan Boron at (937) 748-6183 or by e-mail.