Join Preservation Maryland’s Heritage Recovery Task Force
Earlier this week, we let you know how to assist in, and benefit from, the initiatives of the Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force. Now you have another chance to promote the historic preservation and heritage community during the COVID-19 recovery process, by contributing to Preservation Maryland’s Heritage Recovery Task Force.
In the face of the ongoing pandemic, Preservation Maryland convened a task force of history, preservation, economic development, design, and tourism organizations to focus on identifying and advocating for public policy necessary to support the recovery of Maryland’s historical and cultural resources and the communities they support.
Maryland’s unique cultural attractions draw visitors from around the world and support countless local businesses while providing nearly $320 million in local and state tax revenue and generating $1.3 billion in economic activity annually. Unfortunately, these venues and the main street communities in which they reside have been hit hard by the economic fallout of the pandemic and will require targeted support as the state and nation moves from sheltering to recovery.
The Maryland Heritage Recovery Task Force is comprised of public and private organizations that characterize all aspects of the broad and diverse historic preservation community – from Main Street organizations to history museums, architectural firms, and preservation rehabilitation developers.
The Task Force plans to work together to help identify what local, state, and federal policy actions could be implemented to help with recovery of this critical sector of Maryland’s economy from the impacts of COVID-19.
Organizations, agencies, or companies wishing to add their name and support to the Heritage Recovery Task Force are encouraged to do so. Fill out the form and someone from the Task Force will be in touch about next steps.
The Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to be a partner on the Task Force, along with our colleagues at Historic London Town & Gardens.
Thank you for your efforts in advocating for our community!