Edwards Joins Springfield Preservation Trust

Springfield – Springfield’s Ward 3 City Councilor Melvin A. Edwards is excited to announce that he has joined the Board of Directors of the Springfield Preservation Trust.

“I have been a proud supporter of The Trust for many years, and I am excited to be taking a bigger role in the organization.” said Edwards.

Edwards has been involved in the Preservation Trust for the last four years, attending their fundraisers and also acting as a docent on several of the organization’s annual walking tours of historic homes. Edwards was elected to the Board of Directors on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the organization’s Annual Meeting, held at Atwater Enterprises on Warwick Street in Springfield.

The Springfield Preservation Trust began in 1972 and is the only non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to historic preservation in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, the Trust’s activities have included advocating for the creation of Historic Districts in the city, fighting the demolition of significant historic buildings within Springfield, organizing tours of historic homes and buildings throughout the city, sponsoring lectures related to historic preservation and home ownership, and restoring historic homes in the city.

“Historic preservation is a key part of the renaissance of our city,” said Edwards, “Historic preservation is a key component of economic development. Springfield possesses a very unique and large collection of historic properties, our architecture is second only to Boston, and this architecture is a key part of attracting new residents, homeowners, and business to our city.”

Last month, Councilor Edwards was elected Vice Chairman of the Puerto Rican Cultural Centers Board of Directors.

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