The highlight of the 2010 Annual Meeting was, as always, the presentation of awards. This year the ceremony was kicked off by a special presentation of a new award, the Jeanné M. Downs Community Spirit Award, by Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum Chair Laura Straehla and member John Waters. Jeanne Down’s daughter, Linda Downs Easterlin, accepted the award.
President-elect Jennifer Lewis, also Chair of the Preservation Awards Committee, then presented the 2010 Preservation Awards.
Sample images of the Award-winning projects for the following categories:
Outstanding Publication or Program
— Charlotte Marshall, “Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens GA, Volume I”
Protection of Milledge Avenue Study Committee
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Repass, 687 Milledge Avenue
Select Sustainable Tree Trust and UGA Grounds Department
Excellence in Community Revitalization
— The Handmade Garden Project
Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Area
— Michael Songster, 599 W. Hancock Avenue
— First Presbyterian Church, 185 E. Hancock Avenue
— Adrian Prelipceanu, Active Climbing, 665 Barber Street
— Athens Land Trust, ALT headquarters, 685 N. Pope Street
— Chris Peterson, Urban Sanctuary Spa, 815 N. Chase Street
— UGA Real Estate Foundation, Interim Medical Partnership Building, 279 Williams Street
— UGA Office of University Architects, Fine Arts Theatre, Baldwin Street
Trustee of the Year – Bill Bracewell
President’s Award – Trustee Amy Andrews
Volunteer of the Year – Rosemarie Goodrum
Phinizy Spalding Preservation Award – R.E.M.