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The Historic Trust Searches for New CEO - 04/09/19

VANCOUVER, WA (April 10, 2019) — The Historic Trust has launched an executive search for a new CEO/PresidentScion Executive Search has been retained to conduct the search on behalf of The Historic Trust. The organization continues to focus on business performance and scheduled events, led by Mr. Mike Williams, interim CEO to oversee the nonprofit’s day-to-day operations during the transition.

The Historic Trust is seeking a visionary business leader, skilled in driving organizational success and reporting to a Board of Directors.  The CEO/President will be based in Vancouver, Washington and will be tasked with leading The Trust’s next phase of growth and evolution.

Established in 1998 as the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, the 2017 rebranded The Historic Trust as a regionally recognized 501(c)(3) The organization plays an integral role in cultivating a vibrant community that preserves and celebrates its rich history while shaping its legacy for the future. The organization operates a portfolio of education programs, including the regionally recognized Pearson Field Education Center. The Historic Trust preserves and manages many of the most treasured and iconic properties in Southwest Washington including the City of Vancouver’s Officers Row and West Barracks, and The Historic Trust’s own Providence Academy. Additionally, the Historic Trust plans and produces significant commemorative, patriotic and celebratory events in the community for groups ranging in size from a few hundred to tens of thousands.

 

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About The Historic Trust: The Historic Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, dedicated to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. Learn more at www.thehistorictrust.org or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HistoricTrustWA.

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El Presidente Building Removal Begins Today - 03/28/19

 

             

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

EL PRESIDENTE BUILDING REMOVAL BEGINS TODAY

The joint removal and salvage project of the vacant El Presidente building will begin March 28th.

VANCOUVER, WA (March 28, 2019) — The joint removal and salvage project of the vacant El Presidente building at Evergreen and C Street in downtown Vancouver will begin prep work today.

The removal of the building is part of the long-term renewal of The Providence Academy by The Historic Trust. The removal process will last approximately three weeks.  Laneco, Inc. will be removing the building and The Rebuilding Center will be cleaning and salvaging brick. Although the El Presidente building is not historic, The Clark County Historic Preservation Commission and City of Vancouver reviewed and approved removal of the building in August 2018.  The building was built on the Providence Academy property in the late 1970s and has remained vacant for the past three years.

 

The removal site is contained with cyclone fencing.  No on-street traffic flow or public impacts are anticipated during the three-week project.  Access from the street to the southwest corner of the parking lot will be closed during the building removal. Visitors and tenants can enter off of C Street.  Local businesses and tenants of The Providence Academy will be informed and provided with a contact should any further questions arise.  The salvage process includes cleaning and recycling some of the building’s brick. Some interior items such as sinks found another life in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore shops, and the organization also salvaged the windows.  Marathon Acquisition & Development, Inc. has engaged an archaeologist to observe and monitor the foundation removal.

 

Stacey Graham, Board Chair of The Historic Trust said, “The Historic Trust has taken careful steps to ensure we continue to be stewards of the historic properties in Vancouver.  We are continuing our partnership with the City of Vancouver, its residents and the parties involved with the renewal plan to preserve the integrity of The Providence Academy and contribute to the revitalization of downtown Vancouver in a thoughtful manner.  We are working hard to define our community as a region that is rich in history with great promise.”

 

The Historic Trust purchased the Providence Academy in 2015 with tremendous community support.  This long-term renewal project has included work on the roof, the external gallery of balconies on the south side of the building, updating the HVAC and electrical systems, and continuing rehabilitation on interior spaces in The Academy.  Business tenants continue to occupy the building and free tours are available to the public.

 

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About The Historic Trust: The Historic Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, dedicated to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. Learn more at www.thehistorictrust.org or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HistoricTrustWA.