Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Local trailblazers in historical preservation

The Campaign for Greater Buffalo History, Architecture & Culture presented the Buffalo Preservation Awards for lifetime achievement to five outstanding local residents, including a philanthropic foundation. The standing room only audience that packed the Western New York Book Arts Center in downtown Buffalo on Tuesday night had the distinct privilege of listening to the struggles and contributions  of some of the most distinguished citizens in the historical preservation movement.

Left to right:
Howard Zemsky, President of the Richard-Olmsted Corporation
(William Dorsheimer Award for Civic Leadership);
Donn Esmonde, columnist Buffalo News
(Lifetime Award for Public Commentary);
Susan McCartney (Preservationist of the Century);
Edward Healy of Visit Buffalo Niagara
(Lifetime Award for National Civic Promotion);
David Franczyk, Buffalo Common Council President
(Grover Cleveland Award for Lifetime Public Service);
And not present (Margaret Wendt Foundation (Lifetime Award for Philanthropy).

Kudos! to Tim Tielman and the board of directors of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo for a superb awards program.

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