Preservation on Main Street 2022
Learn more about the speakers sharing during this event. We are excited and proud for them to be a part of Preservation on Main Street this year!
Christine Madrid French
Christine Madrid French is an historian, author, screenwriter and advocate for the study and preservation of American buildings. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Utah and the University of Virginia. Christine is the Director of Development at the California Preservation Foundation and has raised more than $2.5 million for nonprofit causes in art and architecture. At the University of Florida, Christine taught courses at the College of Design, Construction and Planning and researched and co-directed the first statewide survey Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Florida (1945-75), which was awarded a Documentation Award for Excellence by Docomomo-US, a national advocacy organization. Her book Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, focusing on the real-world histories of cinematic structures, will be released in September 2022 by the University of Virginia Press.
Featured Guests: Downtown Happy Hour
Ben Muldrow is a graphic artist with over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of marketing applications. He provides community identity and branding services for communities across the nation, including Florida. Ben has worked on a number of projects specializing in the development of city and neighborhood identities, wayfinding strategies and promotional marketing material.
Bernice is owner and CEO of Buffalove Development and Little Wheel Restoration Co in Buffalo, New York. She is an urban planner, historic preservationist and building science nerd. She believes strong healthy neighborhoods are the key to our communities’ success. She believes that neighborhood strength is not defined by how expensive the homes are, but by how inclusive the neighborhood is to all.
Jeff has assisted hundreds of communities with revitalization, economic sustainability, and community development. Utilizing a background in urban planning, downtown district management, revitalization, real estate, economics, and organizational development, his diverse background and expertise lends a unique vantage point for addressing community concerns. He believes revitalizing communities is the most important work we can do. Revitalization enhances quality of life by providing people with more enriching experiences. Jeff has dedicated himself to killing apathy - one town at a time.
We are excited to listen to:
Ruben Acosta, Florida Department of State
Mayor Robert F. Apgar, City of DeLand
Adrienne Burke, AICP, Miami Dade County
Barb Button Shepherd, Conrad Realty Co.
Diane Brewer, Historic Apalachicola Foundation, Inc.
Lisa Craig, The Craig Group Partners, LLC
Kathy Cruz, Savvy Shopkeeper
Jaha Cummings, Punta Gorda
Ennis Davis, AICP, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Mario Davis, Greater Union Life, Inc.
Laura Duvekot, City of St. Petersburg
Pauline Eaton, Orlando Main Streets
Rick Gonzalez, AIA, REG Architects, Inc.
Savannah-Jane Griffin, Neighborhood Center
Mercedes Harrold, PaleoWest
Dominique Hawkins, FAIA, LEED AP, Preservation Design Partnership
Sidney Johnston, MA, Stetson University
Jaime Izurieta, MA, Storefront Mastery
Natalie Kahler, Brooksville Main Street
Dr. Leslee Keyes, Keys and Associates
Rick Kilby, Author
Ben Levenger, AICP, PLA, CEcD, Downtown Redevelopment Services, LLC
Joe Levrault, City of DeLand
Barry Meindl, DaBarr Design
Anthony Ortiz, Ocala Fire Department
Binoy Panicker, AICP, Ayers Associates
Heather Parker, Dean College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Leo University
Dr. Timothy Parsons, Florida Division of Historical Resources
Jo-Anne Peck, Preservation Resource, Inc.
Kyle Reynolds, Orlando Main Streets
Kimberly Rose, The Craig Group Partners, LLC
Jodi Rubin, Austin Historical, Inc.
Scott Scheffy, Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert
Thomas Scofield, AICP, Pinellas County
Mark Shuttleworth, MA, Greater Union Life, Inc.
Scott Sidler, Austin Historical, Inc.
Chris Silewski, RLA, Ayers Associates
Dr. George Skarmeas, FAIA, FAPT, NCARB, AICP
Alissa Slade Lotane, Bureau of Historic Preservation
Dr. Linda Stevenson, University of Florida
Dr. Matt Wagner, Main Street America
Jerry Walker Mills, Sr., AIA, LEED AP
Richard Werbiskis, AICP, City of DeLand
Belinda Williams-Collins, BLA, MRCP, City of DeLand
Jenny Wolfe, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation