Head of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to Speak Feb. 10
John M. Fowler, executive director of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, will speak about the council’s responsibilities as the principal body that advises the President and Congress on national preservation policy in a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the SCAD Museum of Art theater. Following Fowler’s remarks, HSF’s President, Daniel Carey, and Ellen Harris, director of urban planning and historic preservation for the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, will join to contribute a Savannah focus to the conversation.
Fowler’s presentation, “The Art of Preservation and Politics” will highlight how federal policy has shaped preservation in Savannah, the ACHP Affordable Housing Policy Statement that came out of an ACHP meeting in Savannah and current efforts to build a more inclusive preservation program. “We are very fortunate to have John join us in Savannah and share insights about the council and its influence on federal programing and spending in support of preservation,” said Jeff Eley, chair of SCAD’s historic preservation department. This lecture and conversation are part of SCAD’s School of Building Arts lecture series and is free and open to the public.