SHASTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Historic Preservation Advocacy Policy POLICY NUMBER: HS.01
We hereby certify that we are the duly elected and acting President and Secretary of the Shasta Historical Society, a 501(c)3 Corporation, and that the Historic Preservation Advocacy Policy is duly adopted by the Board of Directors by a two-thirds majority as of October 8, 2015.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have signed our name on October 8, 2015.
Gary A. Lewis
President of the Board
Historic Structures Committee Chair
This policy will be in effect indefinitely, unless changed by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors. In accordance with AASLH STePs Standards and good practices, all policies will be reviewed by the responsible Committee yearly and by the Board of Directors at least once every three years.
The Shasta Historical Society has a stated interest in the preservation of our local heritage in its many forms and may choose to advocate for the preservation of significant historic buildings and resources. With the aim of insuring that its advocacy is well founded and well-directed, the Society Board of Directors (Board) has authorized the Historic Structures and Facilities Committee (Committee) to address these matters.
The Committee will evaluate requests for Society historic preservation advocacy according to the following guidelines and provide recommendations to the Board for their action. The Society can help individuals learn more about their buildings, can aid the City of Redding or Shasta County staff by conducting paid historic research, assisting with listing properties on the local, state, and national Register of Historic Places, and providing information on tax credits, architectural reviews, grants, and historic rehabilitation.
In 1986, the City of Redding Department of Planning and Community Development conducted a Historic Resources Inventory that became the Local Register of Qualified Historic Buildings. This list is essential to the protection of the significant few historic buildings left in our town. Although not comprehensive, this Register is a tool for historic preservation.
The City of Redding determined what buildings or properties are on the Local Register of Qualified Historic Buildings, not the Shasta Historical Society. We are here to assist the City and share our resources with the community, however, more direct involvement in historic advocacy projects would require more expertise and time than we are currently able to offer.
Any person or organization requesting advocacy from the Society must:
Send the Shasta Historical Society an Advocacy Request: