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Nominations needed for 2014 Blakely Awards

The Bainbridge Island Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations from the community for the 2014 Blakely Awards.

Nominees are eligible in two categories: the Blakely Award for Project of Excellence and the Blakely Award for Preservation Leader.

The Blakely Award for Project of Excellence recognizes an outstanding historic preservation or restoration project of significant value to the community. The Blakely Award for Preservation Leader is given to an individual or organization that has demonstrated community leadership in promoting historic preservation.

Blakely Awards have been presented since 2011.

Past winners of the Project of Excellence Award include Craig and Alice Skipton for the management of Hey Day Farm (2013);  Michael Yates for the restoration of an early log home in the Wing Point neighborhood (2012); and the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District for the Yeomalt Cabin restoration (2011).

Past winners of the Preservation Leader Award include Howard Block and CeAnn Parker, owners of Bay Hay & Feed (2013); Jeff and Jocelyn Waite, owners of the Harbor Public House (2012); and Steve Romein and Ty Cramer for the restoration of Lynwood Center (2011).

Nomination forms for the 2014 Blakely Awards are available at Bainbridge Island City Hall, on the city of Bainbridge Island website on the Historic Preservation Commission’s web page (under Government tab) or alphabetically under Documents & Forms.

Nominations will be accepted through March 28 and awards will be announced in May during Historic Preservation Month.

For questions or more information, contact Heather Beckmann at hbeckmann@bainbridgewa.gov or 206-780-3754.

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