Our 2015 Annual Meeting featured Michael A. Lambert, Preservation Planner for the City of Geneva, IL, telling us how Geneva has successfully promoted historic preservation. We were not, unfortunately, able to record Michael's talk and the subsequent, spirited dialog. You can, however, click here to view the informative slides that Michael used in his presentation.
has a rich cultural heritage and an extensive historic legacy. The
City’s historic resources include hundreds of historic sites and
buildings identified through surveys conducted over the past quarter
century. Among its resources are formally designated historic
properties both on the local Geneva Register of Historic Places and the
National Register of Historic Places. Geneva has focused on the
significance of its historic resources as the unifying theme for
commercial viability and renewal of its downtown area.
In addition to being Geneva's Preservation Planner, Michael is Founding Principal of ARRIS Architects + Planners, Plainfield. He has served on the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council and was on the Plainfield Village Board from 1991 to 1996. Michael was also Founding Chair for Historic Preservation Commissions of both Will County and the Village of Plainfield.