John Staicer discusses changes coming to Historic Madison Inc. during the organization’s annual meeting. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
John Staicer discusses changes coming to Historic Madison Inc. during the organization’s annual meeting. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
A new strategic plan for Historic Madison Inc. was unveiled by HMI President and Executive Director John Staicer at Wednesday's annual meeting.

The plan emphasizes three areas:

• A focus on the museum quality preservation of the Shrewsbury-Windle House, which Staicer said is HMI's signature property and one of the most nationally significant properties in Madison.

• The sale of several of the 17 HMI properties. The organization has yet to decide which properties will be sold.

• Moving HMI's offices from the basement of the Windle Auditorium, at 500 West St., to a location closer to the Shrewsbury-Windle House.

The new office location and the properties that will be sold will be announced when those decisions have been made.

Also at the meeting:

• Joe Nchia, of Madison, received the inaugural John and Maureen Galvin/Historic Madison Inc. Scholarship. The $1,000 award was presented by Staicer and John Galvin, president emeritus of HMI. Nchia is the son of Rick and Melissa Reuss. He is a senior at Shawe Memorial High School. He plans to major in history and political science in college.

According to a press release from HMI, "the scholarship was created to inspire future generations of preservationists, historians and architects to preserve the history of their communities."

• Donald Smith, Jill Wiest and Greg Ziesemer were elected to he HMI board. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)