Annual Meeting & Awards
Preservation Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 5:00 PM
The Standard Knoxville | 416 W. Jackson Avenue
Sponsored by DIY Network
Knox Heritage will hold its and Preservation Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 19, at The Standard – 416 W. Jackson Avenue. The meeting, will be led by Knox Heritage Board President Rick Blackburn and Executive Director Kim Trent. Featured guest speaker Thompson M. Mayes and the bestowing of the 2015 Fantastic Fifteen and other awards are the highlight of the night. Over 150 Knox Heritage members, award honorees, and special guests will gather to celebrate the successful year of the non-profit historic preservation organization and to recognize the best in preservation within Knox County.
Thompson M. Mayes is Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has specialized in both corporate and preservation law since he joined the National Trust in 1986. He is the author of many articles relating to, and has lectured widely on, preservation easements, shipwreck protection, historic house museums, the Americans with Disabilities Act, preservation public policy, and the importance of old places. For many years, he taught historic preservation law at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation in 2013, Mr. Mayes authored a recent series of essays titled Why Old Places Matter. Mr. Mayes received his B.A. with honors in History in 1981 and his J.D. in 1985 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University.