|Year(s) Listed: • 2021|
|City/Town: • Overland Park|
|Location Class: •|
|Built: N/A | Year Saved: N/A|
|Awards: • Advocacy Award|
|Contributor: Kansas Preservation Alliance|
Mike has dedicated much of his career to the advancement of historic preservation in Kansas through the establishment of tax credits in support of historic preservation. He was involved in helping to shape Kansas legislation to promote preservation by testifying during the review process for statue #79‐32,211, which started the Kansas
preservation tax credit program. He additionally helped guide the process to create accountability in the review process, effective in 2002. The state historic preservation credit initiative ultimately became a movement to finance the transformation of historic facilities throughout the state of Kansas. Additionally, Mike has served as a speaker at numerous conferences over the years, supporting the advancement of education of the program and use of the credits. His thought leadership has undoubtedly helped inspire and guide preservationist projects across the state.