The new year brings with it the 40th anniversary of Cornell's Historic Preservation Planning Program along with a set of new HPPA board members and officers. Congratulations to new board members Mahyar Hadighi, Grant Johnson, Ross Pristera and Krissy Sayre, as well as Stephanie Smith who will be serving her second three-year term. Election of new officers have established a stellar group led by President Katelin Olson, Vice President Jon Rusch, Secretary Grant Johnson and Treasurer Natalie Franz. A fond farewell and hearty thank you to outgoing President Jenny Buddenborg, Vice President David Bergstone, Treasurer Beth Johnson, and board members Alec Bennett and Kristen Olson.
As the year unfolds so too will opportunities for alumni to participate in the 40th anniversary celebration. With a new strategic plan to guide the organization, HPPA is starting 2016 with a bang. If you're interested in supporting and/or participating in HPPA's programs and outreach, please establish or renew your membership, and consider reaching out to the president at firstname.lastname@example.org.