HMI to sell some properties
Thursday, April 04, 2013 11:00 AM
A new strategic plan for Historic Madison Inc. was unveiled by HMI President and Executive Director John Staicer at Wednesday's annual meeting.
John Staicer discusses changes coming to Historic Madison Inc. during the organization’s annual meeting. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
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 Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)