With the generous financial support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, HPA completed a search for a consultant and chose Francine Christiansen, Christiansen Consulting, Inc. Most striking in her proposal was her determination that we were to embark on a strategic business plan. Over the course of a couple blogs, I want to set the stage for the good work accomplished by many over the past four months and the outline our future goals and objectives directed by a new mission . . . .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On February 24, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Hartford Preservation Alliance voted to approve a Strategic Plan for 2014-2016.
The Hartford Preservation Alliance revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage and collaborates to impact community economic development for those who live and work in Hartford.
- By providing a one-stop preservation center for technical assistance, resources and referral services
- By providing expertise and tools to safeguard Hartford’s architectural and cultural heritage assets
- By being a key voice for preserving the built environment that makes Hartford unique and appealing
- By influencing the development of public policy to prevent blight and demolition
- By becoming recognized as a partner in community and economic development
- By convening stakeholders and advocates around a common vision
Key Strategic Decisions
- Historic property owners and the city of Hartford are HPA’s primary customers
- To develop the resources, infrastructure and partnerships to be Hartford’s Historic Preservation Hub, providing resource and technical assistance
- As part of this Hub, HPA must develop a physical location, tangible products/programs and demonstrate mission impact to be more relevant and better recognized