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*** Monthly Board Meetings ***
1st Thursday of the month @ 7:00 pm
21 North Main Street - Village Hall
Board members only please

Historic Pittsford Committees

The following are standing committees of Historic Pittsford with the respective chairpersons.

Community Outreach Committee with sub commitees Tom Cummings
The Community Outreach Committee (COC) shall provide information about upcoming presentations, pertinent architectural and historical information and material pertaining to the mission of Historic Pittsford to media outlets including newspapers, television, radio, village and town e-newsletters, websites and blogs.

The Awards Committee (AC) is responsible for the Historic Preservation Award that recognizes individuals and/or organizations in the community who have significantly contributed to supporting the mission and goals of Historic Pittsford. It is also responsible for the administration of the Jean France Scholarship Award. The AC will work with the Community Outreach Committee to publicize the award and scholarship. The AC will mail the appropriate brochures, information and forms nomination to local organizations, review completed nomination and application forms, select qualified candidates and recommend them to the Board for consideration.

The Technology Committee provides technical services with regard to membership, website, social media, inventories and digital displays.

The Newsletter will be produced twice yearly to disseminate information to members.

The HP Facebook page will be kept current and used to disseminate information to a wider audience.

The HP Website will be updated as requested by the Chair or designated Board member.

Education/Programs Committee with sub committee Lori Leitgeb
The Education/Programs Committee (EPC) shall engage speakers for presentations, collaborate in special event planning (including Candlelight Night and internal special events), and make arrangements for the annual meeting. The EPC will work with the Finance Committee on budgets for speaker honorariums, annual meeting and other special events. The EPC will work with the Community Relations Committee to publicize all programs and special events.  

The EPC will work to create displays, exhibits and presentations for use within the Little House and traveling exhibits to be used in libraries, schools and at special events. This would also include displays associated with National Historic Preservation Month (May) of each year.

The Pat Place Architectural Consultation Committee oversees the free consultation service for property owners provided by Bero Architecture (Virginia Searl) and underwritten by HP. Named after prominent preservationist Patricia Goodnough Place, this service is available for all structures in the Village of Pittsford, structures in the Town of Pittsford indicated on its 1902 map, and structures in the Town built after 1902 if they are designated historic landmarks or listed on the Town’s Architectural and Historical Survey Report.

Finance Committee - Suzanne Shaw
The Finance Committee (FC) works with the Treasurer to review reports of Historic Pittsford’s income, expenses, assets and liabilities. The FC will work with the HP Board and its committees to project an annual budget.

Issues Committee Bonnie Salem
The Issues Committee is responsible for determining issues in the community that may be of interest or concern to HP, gathering data on the issues, and presenting such issues to the HP Board for discussion and possible Board action.

Little House and Grounds Committee Deborah Resch
The Little House Committee (LHC) shall work to insure the smooth operation of the Little House and the appearance of the grounds. The LHC will focus on maintenance and housekeeping of the interior and exterior of the Little House; seasonal upkeep and beautification of the grounds, work with the office assistant to ensure timely gathering and dispersing of the mail, organization of files (storage and scanning) and maintaining an inventory of gift shop items and donations of artifacts. The LHC will also help oversee decorating and staffing the Little House for special occasions.

Membership Committee Peter Brizee
The Membership Committee (MC) shall identify strategies to increase, retain and diversify the membership of Historic Pittsford. The Membership Committee shall create a membership marketing plan that includes creative ways to recruit and develop new members, in addition to maintaining the current membership base. The Membership Committee will report strategies and targets to the Historic Pittsford Board of Directors for discussion and approval and will work closely with the Community Outreach Committee

Nominating Committee JoAnne Shannon
The Nominating Committee (NC) shall search for prospective nominees for the Board of Directors and contact the nominees to ascertain interest. The NC shall present a slate of candidates to the HP Board in April for preliminary approval and present the slate of candidates to the membership for approval at the Annual Meeting in July. The Nominating Committee shall consist of two Board members and one person from the membership at large per HP Bylaws.

Strategic Planning Committee Margaret Brizee
The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) shall develop and monitor a ten-year Strategic Plan for the approval of the HP Board of Directors. The Board will establish priorities on an annual basis; and Objectives and Goals of the strategic plan shall be implemented by relevant committees and task forces. The SPC will foster the development and fulfillment of actions and make periodic progress reports for the Board.