Marietta leaders encouraged the public to recognize the important role historic preservation plays in our lives and in the community and proclaimed May Historic Preservation Month in the city.
"Marietta has a rich cultural heritage that includes many public and private historic resources, and the City Council and I recognize the importance and benefits of historic preservation and fully support the activities of the city's Historic Preservation Commission and the Historic Board of Review," Ward 2 City Councilman Grif Chalfant said.
Benefits of historic preservation in Marietta
- Helps increase economic development and tourism, helps manage growth, helps sustain development, helps revitalize neighborhoods, promotes local pride, maintains community's character and makes Marietta great place to live
"Historic preservation is important to urban and rural communities across the nation, and to Americans of all ages, all walks of life, and all ethnic backgrounds," Chalfant said. "It is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people."
About Historic Preservation Month
- Theme: "See, Save, Celebrate!"
- Celebrated by city of Marietta, Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and other local preservation and neighborhood organizations throughout Georgia
More info: Mayor's Office, 770-794-5502