Our Preservation Awards also recognize individuals who have made significant contributions. This year’s Paul Malo Award for Community Preservation Advocacy is awarded to Alice Burdick for her work in Livingston County!
Village of Dansville, Livingston Co., NY
A member of The Landmark Society’s Regional Preservation Network Committee since the late 1980s, Dansville resident Alice Burdick has been an outstanding advocate for historic preservation in Livingston County. If you want to know what’s happening in the greater Dansville area – politics, real estate, business, tourism – ask Alice! Her networking initiatives through countless public programs and dinner meetings (often at her house) have connected residents with preservation professionals from regional and state organizations. These partnerships have resulted in many successful preservation projects, including the listing of buildings and Dansville’s Main Street Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. Her knowledge of the community and savvy instincts for preservation planning have also benefited adjacent communities such as Ossian, Sparta and her hometown of Cohocton. With Alice’s ongoing support, Dansville has completed an impressive number of preservation projects, which resulted in their selection as the host community for our 2011 Preservation Conference.