The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota was formed in 1981 as a grassroots organization led by a group of dedicated volunteers. Our mission-driven services continue to be governed and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, committees, and task forces. If you’re interested in getting involved, please click here.
Minnesota Main Street Steering Committee
The Minnesota Main Street Steering Committee oversees the Minnesota Main Street Program of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The Steering Committee has 15-18 members with seats being reserved for the Minnesota Main Street Advisory Committee Chair and the Chairs of each of the four Main Street Program Teams.
Outreach & Advocacy Committee
The Outreach & Advocacy Committee exists to influence public policy regarding historic preservation issues in Minnesota and the United States and to oversee the organization’s strategic advocacy response across the state on general or specific preservation issues. The Committee identified emerging policy issues that impact historic places and develops an advocacy response based on the tools needed to address the issue and our organizational capacity. It also reviews requests for PAM to enter into preservation litigation and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors. Examples of the Outreach & Advocacy Committee’s contribution to the organization include overseeing the Field Representative’s advocacy response, managing the state rehabilitation tax credit advocacy effort, and overseeing the 10 Most Endangered program.
The Communications Committee exists to recommend policy on public communications for the Preservation Alliance and to disseminate information about the organization’s activities. An example of the Communications Committee’s work includes the publication of our quarterly magazine, The Minnesota Preservationist, distribution of our monthly e-newsletter, managing our website, and the creation of publicity pieces for the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places and Minnesota Preservation Awards programs.
Fix It Committee
The Real Estate Committee exists to oversee and expand the incentives provided to impact historic real property reuse. Already in place is PAM’s preservation easement program, a tool that encompasses a legal agreement to protect significant historic features of a building facade, structure, or site in perpetuity. Additional tools are in development, which may include accepting gifts of real estate, purchase options, and/or a revolving loan fund.
Resource Development Committee
The Resource Development Committee exists to identify and solicit funds to provide for PAM’s operations according to the fundraising plan developed by the Committee. Fund development includes membership, individual giving, grants, and corporate sponsorships.