Advocacy Alert

Representative Chatfield has confirmed in a letter to constituents that although he worked “exceedingly hard to strike a balance with this legislation (HB 5232), …I have been unable to adequately satisfy many of the concerns of my constituents.” He has decided to “indefinitely suspend consideration of HB 5232 and the conversation of reform to the Michigan Historic Preservation Act.”

Public Policy


Mission:

The role of the Public Policy Committee is to advocate for historic preservation at the state level through legislative activity, to partner with Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office at the state level and with Preservation Action at the national level, and to nurture grass root partnerships to support legislative efforts.

Responsibilities of the Public Policy Committee:

  • Determining public policy that will help promote, reinforce, or enhance historic preservation activity statewide.
  • Working with the bi-partisan state legislators to draft, introduce, and pass legislation.
  • Testifying at committee and sub-committee hearings.
  • Participating in consensus-building meetings with members of the Michigan House, Senate, and the Governor’s office.
  • Partnering with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office to be its advocacy arm, promoting its goals of historic preservation.
  • Developing and nurturing grass root historic preservation and cultural arts partners across the state that will assist in our advocacy efforts.
  • Continuing to prepare, print, and widely circulate periodic updates – or “Report Cards” – to the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Michigan publication.
  • Participating actively in Preservation Action and in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Lobby Day” to support national advocacy of historic preservation efforts that will affect the State of Michigan.

For more information, please email us at info@mhpn.org.

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