Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Peter B. Schwartz, Marshall District Supervisor

June 12, 2008

Staff Lead:


Kimberly Abe, Senior Planner

Community Development



A Resolution to Submit an Application for the Designation of Fauquier County as a Preserve America Community


Topic Description:

Fauquier County Community Development and Economic Development will be submitting an application to the National Park Service for Preserve America status for Fauquier County at the end of June, 2008.    

Preserve America is a White House initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy the nationís priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the initiative include a greater shared knowledge about the nationís past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the countryís cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities 

This Preserve America status would allow the County to apply for special heritage tourism and preservation grant funds.  

As part of the application process, the National Park Service has asked local governments to pass a Resolution demonstrating support for Preserve America principles.  This Resolution does not bind the County to any specific regulation or funding.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:  

There has been no financial analysis for this resolution.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:  

Department of Economic Development

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