AHPP seeking the public’s opinion on historic preservation

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas Historic PreservationProgram is seeking the public's opinion on future historic preservation issuesthrough an online survey.

"TheArkansas Historic Preservation Program staff is preparing to update thefive-year statewide comprehensive preservation plan and we want to hear fromthe people of Arkansas," Frances McSwain, AHPP Director, said. "It is vitallyimportant that our constituents' opinions be fully and accurately reflected inthe goals and objectives that will guide program decisions."

Theonline survey can be taken at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/annual-report/survey.aspx.It will be available now through September 15th.

Accordingto Community Outreach Director Mark Christ, the results from the survey will beconsolidated and added to information gathered at a series of listeningsessions held around the state.

Thelast three sessions will be held July 31st in Batesville, August 14th in HotSprings, and August 21st in West Memphis.

For more information on the online survey or the listeningsessions, you can contact Patricia Blick at (501) 324-9665 or patriciab@arkansasheritage.org.

The program is an agency of the Department of ArkansasHeritage. According to Christ, the AHPP is responsible for the identification,evaluation, registration, and preservation of the state's cultural resources.

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