City of Redmond Receives 2017 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award
Rehabilitation of Historic Redmond Union High School Building Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Preserving Oregon Heritage
REDMOND, OR - The City of Redmond was recently honored with an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award for its rehabilitation of the Historic Redmond Union High School into the new Redmond City Hall project. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, recognizing individuals, organizations, and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage.
“The award recipients represent the extraordinary efforts to preserve Oregon’s heritage,” said Todd Mayberry, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. “They also serve as models for others on how to develop new ideas, approaches, and innovations.”
Scott Woodford, City of Redmond Senior Planner and Historic Landmarks Commission members, Charlie Rucker and Tonia Cain proudly accepted the award at the Chehalem Cultural Center on behalf of the City.
“For those of us working to preserve and bring attention to Redmond’s wonderful historic heritage, the remodel of the old Redmond Union High School into the new City Hall presented a perfect opportunity to showcase the importance and possibilities of preservation to both the community and to rest of the State,” remarked Mr. Woodford. “It is a great honor for Redmond to have this project recognized by the state preservation professionals, particularly when competing with other impressive historic preservation projects throughout Oregon. “
L-R Eric Martin, Oregon Heritage Commission Chair Mary Oberst, State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (and former Oregon First Lady) Chrissy Curran, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Oregon Park and Recreation Department; Tonia Cain (holding award)Redmond Historic Landmarks Commissioner, Scott Woodford, City of Redmond Senior Planner; Charlie Rucker, Historic Landmark Commissioner
Photo Courtesy of Oregon Park and Recreation Department and Starr Photographers.