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, "This Place Matters" is the theme for National Preservation Month 2008, co-sponsored by the County of Albemarle, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation;


NOW, THEREFORE, We, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do proclaim


May 2008 as Historic Preservation Month,


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



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