Historic Seattle aims to influence public policy in a variety of ways, including:
- Meeting with decision makers to ensure broad commitment to preservation;
- Attending meetings and providing public testimony on issues that affect Seattle’s historic places and neighborhoods;
- Researching and analyzing environmental review documents;
- Conducting City and County election surveys to gauge candidates’ knowledge of and sensitivity to preservation issues;
- Collaborating with like-minded organizations to promote preservation awareness and best practices;
- Providing technical assistance, site visits, and educational programs to convey the many values of preservation; and
- Serving on local and state policy and planning committees to provide preservation expertise.
Historic Seattle regularly collaborates with local, state, and national organizations such as:
- The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Local historical societies
- Grassroots neighborhood groups advocating for the preservation of historic places.
Government historic preservation departments or programs are also key players in helping protect our cultural resources. Examples include:
- The National Park Service Pacific Northwest Region
- The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
- The King County Historic Preservation Program,
- The City of Seattle Historic Preservation Program
If there’s a preservation planning and public policy discussion at the neighborhood, city or regional level with which Historic Seattle could provide assistance, contact Director of Preservation Services Eugenia Woo at (206) 622-6952 x 245 or email@example.com.
Photo: Members of a four-organization coalition (Historic Seattle, The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 4Culture, and The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation) discussing strategy to save an important West Seattle landmark.