The following are the standing committees of Historic Pittsford with
the respective chairpersons.
request to participate in any of these committees by clicking
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Patricia Place Architectural Consultation Program – Bonnie
For almost 30 years, Historic Pittsford has sponsored an award-winning program
that provides free architectural consultation to homeowners. Named after prominent
preservationist Patricia Goodnough Place, this
program, in partnership with Bero Architecture, makes expert advice available
homeowners in maintaining the architectural and historic integrity of their properties.
Click HERE for
Awards – David Minor and Audrey Johnson
The Awards Committee (AC) is responsible for an annual award
that recognizes individuals and/or organizations in the community
who have significantly contributed to supporting the mission
and goals of Historic Pittsford. The AC will work with the
Community Relations Committee to publicize the award. The AC will
brochure and nomination form to local organizations, review
completed nomination forms, select qualified candidates and
to the Board for consideration. The process begins in the
fall with the selection of committee members and continues
through July for
the presentation of awards at the HP Annual Meeting & Picnic.
Community Relations – Shelley
The Community Relations Committee (CRC) shall provide information
about upcoming presentations, pertinent architectural and historical
information and material pertaining to the mission of Historic Pittsford
to media outlets including newspapers, television, radio, village
and town e-newsletters, websites and blogs.
Educational Outreach with sub-committee Architectural Consultation – Margaret
The Educational Outreach Committee (EOC) will work to further
the mission of Historic Pittsford by creating displays for
use within the Little House and traveling exhibits to be used
in libraries, schools
and at special events; by speaking with school administrators
and officers of other organizations; and by meeting with members
of the community
to foster a sense of history and a knowledge of preservation.
— The Architectural Consultation sub-committee oversees the
free consultation service for property owners provided by John Bero
HP. Click HERE for
Finance with sub-committee Fund Raising –
The Finance Committee (FC) works with the Treasurer to review
reports of Historic Pittsford’s income, expenses, assets
and liabilities. The FC will work with the HP Board and its committees
to project an annual budget.
— The Fund Raising sub-committee
investigate grant opportunities and other avenues to supplement
Issues – Bonnie Salem
The Issues Committee is responsible for determining issues in the community
that may be of interest or concern to HP, gathering data on the issues, and
presenting such issues to the HP Board for discussion and possible action.
Little House with sub-committee Technology – Deborah
The Little House Committee (LHC) shall work to ensure the smooth operation
of the Little House. The LHC will focus on maintenance and housekeeping
of the interior and exterior of the Little House, work with the secretary
to ensure timely gathering and dispersal of mail, organization of files,
storage and scanning, and maintaining an inventory of gift shop items.
The LHC will also help oversee decorating and staffing of the Little House
for special occasions.
— The Technology sub-committee
works under the Little House umbrella to provide technical services with regard
to membership, website, inventories and digital displays.
Membership with sub-committee Newsletter – Peter
The Membership Committee (MC) shall create a membership marketing
plan by finding creative ways to recruit and develop new members,
in addition to maintaining the current membership base.
— The Newsletter
will be used as a tool to disperse information to members
and will be produced twice a year.
Nominating – JoAnne Shannon and Shelley
The Nominating Committee (NC) shall search for prospective nominees
for the Board of Directors and contact the nominees to ascertain
interest. The NC shall present a slate of candidates to the HP
Board in April for preliminary approval and present the slate
of candidates to the membership for approval at the Annual Meeting
in July. The Nominating Committee shall consist of two Board
members and one person from the membership at large per HP Bylaws.
Programs – David Minor and Audrey Johnson
The Programs Committee (PC) shall engage speakers for presentations, assist
with special event planning (Candlelight Night, Day of the Dead, House Tour,
Nazareth Antique Show, Positively Pittsford and internal special events),
and make arrangements for the annual picnic. The PC will work with the Finance
Committee on budgets for speaker honorariums, the annual meeting and other
special events. The PC will work with the Community Relations Committee to
all programs and special events.
Strategic Planning – Margaret Brizee
The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) shall develop and propose
a ten-year Strategic Plan for the approval of the HP Board
of Directors. The Board will establish priorities on an annual
basis; and Objectives
and Goals of the strategic plan shall be implemented by relevant
committees and task forces. The SPC will monitor the development
and fulfillment of action plans and make periodic progress
reports for the Board.