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RevitalizeWA 2014 Attendee List

RevitalizeWA 2014 FINAL Conference Program

Download Session Presentations:
TUESDAY MAY 6
1:00pm PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
- Main Street 101

WEDNESDAY MAY 7
10:30am SESSION BLOCK A
1a. Historic Tax Credits and Preservation: Program Fundamentals 
2a. Economic Development Tools for Washington Downtowns
3a. Archaeology Up Close: Working to Protect Archaeological Resources

1:30pm SESSION BLOCK B
1b. Social Media Success
2b. Rural Community Design Initative 
3b. Engage, Sustain, Create & Preserve: Toolkits for Preservation-minded Communities

3:30pm SESSION BLOCK C
1c. Mick & Nick: featuring J. Todd: What the Brick? 
2c. Take your Main Street back to school with Downtown Academies
3c. Creating Dynamic Historic Walking Tours

THURSDAY MAY 8
8:00am SESSION BLOCK D
1d. Spreading the News: Historic Newspapers Online
2d. Essentials of Effective Storefronts
3d. Powerful Partnerships

9:30am SESSION BLOCK E
1e. Revitalizing Historic Corridors: From Alleys to Main Streets
2e. Inspiring the Next Generation: Engaging Youth in Community Stewardship
3e. LION: Local Investing Opportunities Network

11:00am SESSION BLOCK F
1f. Thinking Outside the Box: Building Codes & Historic Rehabilitation
2f. The Dollars and Sense of Walkable Communities
3f. Archaeology on Main Street

Conference Info

May 6-8, 2014 • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
201 North Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-662-1234

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Short Course on Local Planning for Historic Preservation Agenda.

Conference Highlights:

Tuesday, May 6
1:00pm-4:30pm
Pre-conference Workshops
- Main Street 101
- Nonprofit Board Governance
- Short Course on Local Planning for HIstoric Preservation
 
Tuesday, May 6
5:00pm-6:30pm
Washington Trust This Place Matters Reception
Prior to Wednesday’s conference kick off, the Washington Trust invites you to this RevitalizeWA affinity event celebrating the places that matter in Washington State!  Join us for live music and local libations at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. You'll have a chance to wander the museum exhibits and be the first to see the much anticipated video announcement of our 2014 Most Endangered Historic Properties list.  Don’t forget to pick up one of our popular This Place Matters t-shirts!
 
Wednesday, May 7
8:30am-10:00am
Opening Plenary with keynote speaker Chuck Wolfe


Wednesday, May 7
6:00pm-7:30pm
Excellence on Main Awards Reception
Join Washington Main Street for live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and help us celebrate achievements in preservation and revitalizationin Washington’s Main Street Network! You’ll have the chance to see this stunning rehabilitation project first hand and sample delectable goodies from the Pybus Market vendors and restaurants. Awards will be presented  forOrganizational Excellence, Community Partnership, Outstanding Promotional Event, Visual Impact, Green Community, Entrepreneur of theYear, Economic Vitality, Outstanding Special Project and the Excellence on Main Award. You won’t want to miss this party!


Registration Discounts:

If you are a Washington State Main Street Network Member (Affiliate, Main Street Tax Credit or Nationally Certified), you can receive a registration discount.  Please contact
Sarah Hansen for more information.   

Keynote Speaker Chuck Wolfe

We are delighted that Charles R. Wolfe, author of Urbanism Without Effort (Island Press, 2013), will be the 2014 RevitalizeWA keynote speaker. Chuck provides a unique perspective about cities as both a long time writer and photographer about urbanism worldwide and as an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law and permitting. In particular, his work involves the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. Chuck is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where he teaches land use law at the graduate level. He serves on the Board of Directors of Futurewise and Seattle Great City, as well as the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute’s Northwest District Council. He contributes regularly to several publications including: The Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Grist, seattlepi.com, and Crosscut.com. He blogs at myurbanist.com.  
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Washington Trust Reception

Join the Trust for this affinity event that will kick off the conference with music and local libations at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center!  You'll be the first to see the much anticipated video announcement of our 2014 Most Endangered Historic Properties list. 

Conference Sponsorship

As someone who understands and supports our efforts to revitalize Washington’s historic resources, we invite you to partner with us by becoming a conference sponsor. Sponsorship of this regional event is an excellent way to showcase your business to a target audience. We anticipate drawing 250 participants from across the Pacific Northwest with attendees including: small business owners, chambers of commerce, “buy/shop local” advocates, Washington’s Main Street Network communities, preservationists, city and regional planners, elected officials, developers, contractors, craftsmen, community and economic development specialists, educators, students, architects, landscape architects, and the local community.

Download the sponsor registration form here. Attached you will find the Washington Trust's annual prospectus and see all the sponsorship funding we have available throughout the year. RevitalizeWA is one of many events through which sponsorship benefits are available.

Special thanks to the following companies who are supporing preservation in Washington State by sponsoring RevitalizeWA 2014!





*Please note, logos must be received by April 11 to be included in conference materials.

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Excellence on Main Awards

Help us celebrate achievements in preservation and revitalization in Washington’s Main Street Network! Nominate your downtown project for an Excellence on Main Award. The awards are open to communities affiliated with the Washington State Main Street Network, including Designated Main Street Communities, Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program Communities and Affiliates.

Awards are available in the following categories. For a more complete description of the categories and award requirements/eligibility, please download the Excellence On Main Award Nomination Packet.
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Community Partnership
  • Outstanding Promotional Event
  • Visual Impact
  • Green Community
  • Business of the Year
  • Economic Vitality
  • Outstanding Special Project
  • Excellence on Main Award
Please return the submission form electronically no later than Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Silent Auction

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Support the Main Street Program by donating an item, service or discount that we will auction off during RevitalizeWA. Download the donation form and return it to Sarah Hansen, our Main Street Coordinator.

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RevitalizeWA Room Block

The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel is offering reduced rates starting at $83 for conference attendees who reserve rooms prior to April 18.  Be sure to mention RevitalizeWA for the discount!

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
201 North Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509-662-1234