THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION Commission will be updating the city's Historic Preservation Plan in the coming months. To jumpstart the effort, members of the City of Las Vegas' Historic Preservation Commission and its staff attended a unique training C.A.M.P at the Las Vegas Senior Center on April 8, 2006.
C.A.M.P., the Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program, is a specialized training for historic preservation commissioners and was conducted by the National Alliance for Preservation Commissions (NAPC). The training is designed to hone the skills and focus of commission members.
The program's cost was funded by a grant from the National Park Service. The grant program and application is administered by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office.
Three professional trainers utilized a customized curriculum developed especially for the city's historic preservation commission. They led discussions and presentations that focused on the fundamentals and framework of historic preservation, the commission's role and procedures, identification and protection of historic assets, and public support.
The program also included a guided tour of the historic Post Office during the lunch break.
The training manual provided by the NAPC has the most comprehensive, concise, and current printed information available. This is a valuable reference tool for commissioners and staff well into the future.
About the city of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
The eleven-member commission, who are appointed by the City Council, oversees preservation activities of buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance within the city of Las Vegas. The commission advises the City Council on actions involving designated historic resources, and reviews historic resource designation applications to the National Register of Historic Places and the city of Las Vegas Historic Property Register.