The City of Green’s Historic Preservation Commission, Green Historical Society and Green Local Schools are hosting the first State of Preservation in Green presentation on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1755 Town Park Blvd. David Lieberth, board chair of the Summit County Historical Society and former City of Akron Deputy Mayor, will be the guest speaker sharing the importance of preservation for our future.
Doors open for the FREE event at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
In addition to the keynote speaker David Lieberth, Wayne Wiethe, Planning Director for the City of Green; Cindy Brown, Green High School Principal; Charles Schreckenberger, architect and Historic Preservation Commissioner; Staci Schweikert, Green Historical Society; and Kim Goodhart, City of Green’s Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator will provide updates on ongoing historic preservation projects in Green including Hartong Farmhouse, East Liberty Schoolhouse, and the new Veteran’s Courtyard at Green High School.
“The Historic Preservation Commission along with the Historical Society and Green Local Schools plan to make this ‘State of Preservation’ meeting an annual event to share all the preservation activities and initiatives going on in the City of Green,” said James Schweikert, chair of Green’s Historic Preservation Commission.
The event is FREE and open to the public. In addition it will be live streamed as well as archived on the City of Green’s website at www.cityofgreen.org/videos, and aired on the City’s Time Warner Cable Access channel 16 or digital channel 97-204 beginning Friday, October 23.
About Keynote Speaker
Dave Lieberth joined the Summit County Historical Society as a high school senior 50 years ago. Today, he is the volunteer chairman of its board of directors.
For ten years he was the mayor of Akron’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor of the City of Akron. He was responsible for founding the Lock 3 concert series and the skating rink, and chaired Akron’s successful efforts to be named an “All-America City” twice.
Lieberth chaired Akron’s 175th anniversary in the year 2000, and produced more than 40 historic events that year. He also wrote and produced two, hour-long documentaries about the history of Akron for PBS 45/49. In 2013, he wrote and published a book about Akron’s growth and development over the last 30 years.
The Green Historic Preservation Commission was established to preserve those elements which reflect the City’s cultural, social, economic, educational, political or architectural heritage and so safeguard the distinctive character of the City. The Commission concerns itself with properties of historical significance, which include but are not limited to cemeteries, birthplaces or graves of historical figures and renovated historical buildings.