Programs, Events, and Community Engagement/Loudoun County
The Village of Lincoln, Virginia
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial: Recognition of Lincoln's local Bicentennial program by the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC).
Lincoln Elementary School students' letter-writing project/letters posted to President Obama from historic Lincoln post office—Leesburg Today
Virginia's Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee Visit to Lincoln with presentation at Goose Creek Meetinghouse, tour of the village's historic sites, and luncheon at the Lincoln Studios (former E.E. Nichols General Store). Attendees. Planning/follow-through emails to Brenda Edwards, state legislative liaison to Lincoln committee, caterer, local participants.
Grace Church: Writing grants to help restore historic Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, right, and establish it as the Grace Multicultural Center (Loudoun Now)
Springdale Special Exception: Citizens to Preserve Lincoln Community—sample media update on application status and action plan
Traffic Calming: Village of Lincoln Charrette Summary Notes, February 9, 2007, Loudoun County Design Cabinet
THE WATERFORD FOUNDATION
Waterford Old School Auditorium: Worked with then-Development Director Kathleen Hughes and Preservation Director Margaret Good to establish the new Waterford Old School auditorium as an income-generating venue for the Foundation. Produced marketing communications plan, a new website, and an introductory luncheon and village tour for the region's wedding planners. Partner: Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia. Hughes' report to Waterford Foundation Board of Directors.
Photos below at The Waterford Foundation website/weddings.
Rust Manor House, Aubudon Naturalist Society, Leesburg, Virginia
Retained by the Audubon Naturalist Society to write a business plan for its Rust Nature Sanctuary in Loudoun County. Created partnership with the Loudoun Arts Council to produce the Loudoun Designer Showhouse fundraiser at Rust Manor House and, in the process, upgrade the property into a more profitable events venue.
Obtained support, including in-kind building services, to repair exterior columns, slate roof, electrical system, septic tank, chimney, plasterwork, marble mantel, and massive antique mirrors. Also arranged for floor finishing, interior painting, stump removal, tree trimming, and driveway paving. The magic was the work of the designers. (Designer Paula Grace recently reminisced on her website, describing the overall project and her challenges with the library (below). Volunteers made the two-week event possible.) Post-showhouse, handled the acquisition of signature designer pieces (chandeliers, draperies, mirrors) and launched Rust event rentals with vendor agreements and a consulting coordinator.