Montana Economic Development Summit
Sept. 16 & 17, Montana Tech Campus, Butte
Sure you'll want to see heavy-hitting keynote speakers like Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, but don't miss the panel and workshop on the many benefits of the federal historic preservation tax credit program! Here's the schedule.
Panel: Historic Preservation in Montana’s Historic Downtowns
Monday, Sept. 16, 4:00 to 5:15 pm, Student Union Building – Kelly Steward
This panel will focus on investments that restore downtown and historic districts, including policies that incentivize historic preservation and catalyze growth in small and medium-sized towns.
Moderator: John Rogers, Chief Business Officer, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Speakers: Barbara Sidway, Trustee, National Trust Community Investment Corporation;
Joe Kessler, CEO, First Montana Bank;
Larry Curtis, President and Managing Partner, Winn Development;
Randy Hafer, President and Co-owner, High Plains Architects
Workshop: Keys to Successful Historic Building Rehabilitation
Tuesday Sept. 17, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, location TBA
Moderator: Matt Vincent, Chief Executive, Butte-SilverBow Local Government
Speakers: Randy Hafer, High Plains Architects, Billings;
Nick Kujawa, Kujawa Development, LLC Butte;
Barbara Sidway, Sidway Investment Corporation;
Pete Brown, Montana State Historic Preservation Office
Montana History Conference
Boom & Bust: Extracting the Past
Sept. 19 to 21, Sidney
Join the Montana Historical Society and the MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney for the 40th Annual Montana History Conference to explore Montana’s past through the lens of boom and bust. Enjoy workshops, tours, and education sessions focusing on the boom and bust cycles throughout Montana history.
MPA Annual Meeting & Preservation Excellence Awards
October 24 at 5:30 pm
Northern Hotel, Babcock Room, Billings; reception to follow
Each year MPA inducts new officers, gives our year in review, and happily applauds another round of outstanding preservationists for their dedication and commitment to preserving Montana’s historic buildings and cultural places. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a showcase of excellent projects and people who inspire us all to continue this important work.