Advocacy is one of our top priorities at Missouri Preservation.
Missouri Preservation spends much of it’s time focused on advocating for a variety of preservation related topics around the state of Missouri. Our advocacy work falls under three primary categories:
The state of Missouri has one of the top Historic Preservation Tax Credit programs in the country, with over $3 billion worth of investment back into Missouri. Even with so much success there is still a constant battle to keep the HPTC away from budget cuts. Aside from sending email updates and attending meetings, Missouri Preservation hosts our annual Preservation Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City were our goal is to meet with as many Missouri legislators as possible and share the importance of the HPTC.
Probably one of the most important parts of Missouri Preservation’s advocacy work is speaking up for places that cannot speak for themselves. The program, which initially started as Missouri’s Most Endangered Places, was rebranded as Places in Peril. Missouri Preservation accepts nominations and releases an updated list annually, with the reveal of the list at an Unhappy Hour.
Part of advocacy is recognizing the hard-work of preservationists from around the state and sharing the endless possibilities a historic building may have. Held annually at the state capital in Jefferson City, the Statewide Preservation Honor Awards recognizes both individuals and projects that stand out within the field of preservation in Missouri.