|Year(s) Listed: • 2011|
|City/Town: • Emporia|
|Location Class: • Commercial|
|Built: N/A | Year Saved: N/A|
|Awards: • Advocacy Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
During the 2009 Legislative Session, the State Historic Tax Credit Program was cut. Because of outdated information, it was essential that better information regarding the economic impact of historic preservation projects on local economics be provided.
Emporia Main Street was a key player in the advocacy team that worked lobby the Kansas legislature to restore the historic rehabilitation tax credit program during the spring of 2010. Emporia Main Street assumed role of legislative liaison and collected critical economic impact data statewide, documenting the economic benefit of the tax credit program. Their work was invaluable to the passage of SB340, which reinstated the Kansas rehabilitation tax credit program. The Preservation Advocacy Award is for Emporia Main Street’s commitment to Historic Preservation through Advocacy Leadership for the State Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.