Historic Preservation Work Honored at 11th Annual John D. Spellman Awards – June 17, 2011

From a news release issued by King County Dept of Natural Resources and Parks about the 11th annual John D. Spellman Awards:

King County Executive Dow Constantine will recognize recipients of the 2011 John D. Spellman Awards for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation on June 17 at the historic Delta Masonic Hall, 13034 41st Ave. S. in Tukwila.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments; the ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m.  The Awards are named in honor of Governor John Spellman (King County Executive 1969-1981) who established the County’s Historic Preservation Program more than 30 years ago.

The recipients of this year’s awards range from an incoming 9th grader at Blanchet High School, who will receive the Spellman Youth Award for his advocacy to draw attention to two of the region’s most threatened historic properties, to the City of Kent for its strong commitment to building a preservation program; and from a landmark property owner who has taken stewardship of a rare archaeological site to heart (and then some), to a remarkable team of partners whose work to preserve and restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve, part of an important cultural landscape in the Duwamish River Valley, has been extraordinary.

For more details, go to the Natural Resources and Parks website.