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Yvonne Nanasi Joins New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Staff

Yvonne Nanasi Joins New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Staff

More Historic Preservation Assistance for North Country

The N.H. Preservation Alliance announces the appointment of Yvonne Nanasi of Stewartstown and Bedford as a North Country Field Service Representative. Nanasi will deliver historic preservation information and assistance to people and organizations in Coos County and northern Grafton and Carroll Counties. As a representative of both the Preservation Alliance and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, she will provide a wide range of resources to towns, non-profit organizations, and individuals working on behalf of saving, re-using, and promoting historic resources. She is available immediately for outreach, on-site services, and follow-up assistance.

Yvonne brings over 25 years of experience in project management, government relations advocacy and community organizing to this position. Her advocacy experience includes working with the state’s largest businesses and organizations including Anthem, the N.H. Business and Industry Association and the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. During the past five years, her work in the North Country has included securing and administering 501c3 status for nonprofits, project planning and writing successful grant proposals for several organizations as well as obtaining state historic register status for the Indian Stream Schoolhouse in Pittsburg.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, North Country Leadership and Commerce Alliance and the volunteer Director of NH Trout Unlimited’s Kids Trout & Conservation Summer Camp.

Nanasi is dedicated to serving the North Country heritage communities’ needs, “New Hampshire’s North Country has a wealth of historic and rich cultural heritage resources that community members are seeking to preserve and restore. Connecting the information and resources to the needs is the missing link in making cultural tourism and heritage preservation successful for these community partners. The Preservation Alliance and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will help provide the resources to help make their projects successful and sustainable,” said Nanasi.

Nanasi joins Maggie Stier, current statewide field representative in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in this program of expanded field services to the northern region of New Hampshire. Nanasi replaces Christine Latulip who was recruited this spring to join Union Bank’s management team. Additional North Country staffing is assisted by a Partners in the Field challenge grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a grant from the Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Otto Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and other individual donors.

The Partners in the Field challenge grant program is designed to preserve America’s diverse historic places and revitalize communities, to build or expand the capacity of local organizations to deliver Field Service Programs, and to build long-term capacity for philanthropy to sustain statewide preservation work.

The N.H. Preservation Alliance is a non-profit statewide membership organization committed to the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy. Current priorities include providing assistance to community leaders and promoting effective strategies for weatherization, town hall stewardship, barn preservation and community-centered schools. More at www.nhpreservation.org or 603-224-2281.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information visit www.PreservationNation.org.

Contact: Jennifer Goodman, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, 603-224-2281 or jg@nhpreservation.org or Yvonne Nanasi at 603-246-7186 or yn@nhpreservation.org.