WHEREAS,      historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and


WHEREAS,      historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds; and


WHEREAS,      it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people; and


WHEREAS,      "New Frontiers in Preservation” is the theme for National Historic Preservation Week 2004, cosponsored by Albemarle County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation;


NOW, THEREFORE,      I, Lindsay G. Dorrier, Jr., Chairman, on behalf of the  Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do proclaim


May 3 through May 9, 2004


Historic Preservation Week,


and call upon the people of Albemarle County to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance.


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