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Historic Preservation Commission seeks nominations for 2013 Blakely Awards

Bainbridge Island’s Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Blakely Awards.

The Blakely Awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to historic preservation on Bainbridge Island.

There are two nomination categories: Project of Excellence and Preservation Leader.

The Project of Excellence award recognizes an outstanding historic preservation/restoration project of significant value to the community. Past winners include the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District for the restoration of Camp Yeomalt in 2011, and Michael Yates for the restoration of his early log home in the Wing Point neighborhood in 2012.

Preservation Leader awards are given to individuals or organizations which have demonstrated community leadership in promoting historic preservation.

Past winners include Steve Romein and Ty Cramer, who were honored in 2011 for preserving the character of Lynwood Center and also for promoting the preservation of farmlands in the Old Mill road neighborhood. In 2012, the award was given to Jeff and Jocelyn Waite, owners of the Harbour Pub and Pegasus, for incorporating and respecting the historic nature of their buildings into their successful businesses.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 22.

Nomination forms and guidelines can be found on the city’s website at www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us.

Winners will be announced in May.

For more information, please contact Heather Beckmann at 206-780-3754.

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