Heritage Preservation Awards

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Each year the City of Santa Fe, in partnership with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation and the Old Santa Fe Association , presents Heritage Preservation Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in historic preservation and design and in archaeology within the City of Santa Fe. Nominations for 2020 ran January into late April. Due to the health crisis, the ceremony was not held during Historic Preservation Month, May 2020. However, The City recognizes the importance of recognizing those who have done outstanding work in our Historic Community and have presented awards for this work.


Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Heritage Preservation Awardee: Santa Fe Living Treasures Program

Recipients: Committee members: JB Pena, Ginny Tape, Nancy Dahl, Jody Soper, Margaret Wood, Feicity Broennan, Genevieve Russell, Sara Kennedy, Marty Dobyns, Maria Skolnik, Richard McCord, and John Barker Founded by the late Mary Lou Cook, Santa Fe Living Treasures was a valuable community resource for 35 years, honoring Santa Fe elders who have contributed so much, in so many varied ways, to the fabric of our entire community. Their work has consistently acknowledged the importance of Santa Fe’s culture and the contributions of the aged-70 and older women and men, who, from all walks of life and from all parts of our multi-cultural mix, have, during the course of their inspiring lives, given enormously and contributed generously and creatively to our special city in ways too numerous to mention. Almost everyone in Santa Fe has known a friend or neighbor who has been honored by the Living Treasures group. This award is particularly timely, as 2020 will be the first year that Santa Fe Living Treasures will not be giving awards, since the organization can no longer continue their mission.