Tucson honored by First Lady as a Preserve America Community | News
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Ariz. (Tucson News Now) – Michelle Obama recently announced Tucson as a
Preserve America Community, a federal effort to encourage and support America's
cultural and natural heritage.
to a news release, Tucson is one of 900 communities nationwide to receive this
is recognized as a community that uses its historical assets to encourage
economic growth and community revitalization. Tucson also fosters appreciation
of local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.
Clinco, President of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, said in a
news release that, " I hope this designation serves as a continued reminder of
the importance of our historic resources and that we continue to prioritize
them as our city grows and evolves over the next decade."
of this designation will include White House recognition, a Preserve America
Community road sign, eligibility to apply for Preserve America Grants, and a
feature in the National Register Travel Itinerary as well as the "Teaching with
Historic Places" curricular material created by the National Park Service.
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