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C.A.M.P. Workshop Upcoming

Registration Open

Post Date:09/06/2017 1:33 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          

September 6, 2017

Contact:         Katie Simpson, City of Bloomington Planner, 309-434-2341

                        Taylor Long, Town of Normal Associate Planner, 309-454-9642




BLOOMINGTON, IL– The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) announced earlier this year it will award $7,000 to the City of Bloomington and Town of Normal to host C.A.M.P. - Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program.


C.A.M.P. consists of onsite workshops offered by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). Led by preservation professionals, C.A.M.P. provides training to preservation commissions in a variety of subjects, ranging from the basic to the more challenging. The City and Town plan to extend this training to at least 30 commissioners and community members and, if the community shows more interest, could accommodate other local professionals. Topics will include Legal Ethics, Preservation Planning for Local Commissions, Identifying and Designating Historic Resources, Preservation Incentives and Benefits and Building Public Support.


Those interested in participating in the program, which is holding an onsite workshop on September 9, can register here:


Funding for C.A.M.P. is provided by the Certified Local Government Grants sponsored from the National Department of the Interior and administered by the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office. Both communities have received Certified Local Government Status under the National Historic Preservation Act and together they applied for this opportunity.


“We are thrilled to have been selected for this grant award and to host C.A.M.P. in Bloomington-Normal,” explains Bloomington City Planner Katie Simpson. “This upcoming workshop should be a truly worthwhile opportunity.”


“The daylong training event is intended to better educate planners, board or commission members, elected officials, historic restoration professionals, and any interested member of the public about best practices on the private and public side of historic preservation,” explains Town of Normal Associate Planner Taylor Long.


The total project cost for the Bloomington-Normal C.A.M.P. is anticipated to be approximately $10,375.48, of which $7,000 will be funded by federal grant funds. Bloomington and Normal will split local cash and in-kind contributions amounting to approximately $3,375.48.

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