Eastland Creates Strategies For Preservation And Growth

EASTLAND, Texas — Eastland’s Visionaries in Preservation (VIP) members will learn more about the city’s priority preservation and livability issues on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ. VIP is the community planning program of the Texas Historical Commission (THC). VIP asks how you want your community to look and feel and provides tools to help Eastland retain its identity and sense of place as it grows and changes.

Eastland’s VIP organization has been meeting once a month for the past three months. The program started in February and will end in September. At the end of the program, Eastland will have a preservation action plan that will make historic buildings and other assets fundamental parts of continued economic and cultural growth.

Last month, VIP members created a preservation action plan to address the preservation issues that Eastland’s citizens identified. At this meeting, members will learn more about those issues and strategize on how to resolve them. VIP members will identify techniques and resources available to begin carrying out the preservation action plan.

Your participation is essential! We encourage your attendance at this important meeting. Even if you did not participate in previous meetings, you can still help preserve the places that make Eastland unique.

WHO: Eastland’s Visionaries in Preservation

WHAT: Task Force Priority Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, May 6, 2010 – 5:30 P.M.

WHERE: Daugherty Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall

WHY: To plan for economic and community development through historic preservation

If you have any questions, please contact your VIP chair or VIP staff at the THC:

Eastland’s VIP Chair
Dean Vernon – 254-629-3349

The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. The agency administers a variety of programs to preserve the archeological, historical and cultural resources of Texas.

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