Historic Preservation Month 2016 Proclamation Issued at May 2 City Council Meeting

Mayor Harry Rediger presented a proclamation honoring May as National Historic Preservation Month during the May 2 City Council meeting. On hand to receive the proclamation (pictured below) were Ryan Shrimplin, City Planner; Dr. Steven Hoffman, Historic Preservation Program Coordinator/Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University; Kevin Taylor, Old Town Cape/Historic Preservation Commission; and Alyssa Phares, Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson.
The text of the proclamation is as follows:
Whereas, historic preservation endeavors to protect, conserve and preserve buildings, places, and other artifacts of historical significance for the benefit of present and future generations; and
Whereas, historic preservation is an effective tool for maintaining growth and sustainable
development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride, and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and
Whereas, historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life, and all ethnic backgrounds; and
Whereas, it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people; and
Whereas, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act; which
established the legal framework and incentives for the documentation and preservation of historic buildings, places, and other artifacts; and
Whereas, Cape Girardeau is hosting the Historic Preservation Commission’s Annual Preservation Walk and Celebration on Friday, May 13, 2016 in honor of National Historic Preservation Month and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Harry E. Rediger, Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2016 as National Historic Preservation Month and call upon the citizens of Cape Girardeau to join communities across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, this 2nd day of May, 2016. – Harry E. Rediger, Mayor
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