SAINT AUGUSTINE – Preservation efforts in St. Augustine successfully created an image of Spanish Colonial St. Augustine and recognized the significance of our historic neighborhoods and places built before the second World War will be the topic at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Flagler Room of Flagler College. Speaker will be Jenny Wolfe,historic preservation officer for the City of St. Augustine.
A regulatory system was also put in place to promote preservation of cultural resources above ground and below ground. So what will be preserved for the next generation as a result of our stewardship? The diversity of cultural resources has broadened into the post-War era up to the early 1970s, new tools for preservation are available, and the environment of St. Augustine has evolved to witness the results of those first preservation efforts. Members of the St. Augustine community are encouraged to consider what is unique and authentic to our modern heritage.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Jenny Wolfe’s position has grown within the eight years of her employment with the city to include management of the Historic Preservation Division. In this capacity she serves the community by supervising the local regulatory review process for historic and archaeological resources and recommending cultural resource policies that support the city’s historic preservation plan. Additionally, her position develops and manages historic preservation grant projects to include historic property surveys, national register nominations, physical rehabilitation projects, heritage tourism programs, and planning documents. She is also resource for many broader strategies related to furthering the quality of life in St. Augustine including design review for the overlay zones, disaster response and resiliency planning, and increasing the use of technological tools for the department. Since 2014, Ms. Wolfe has been a board member to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and currently serves as the board’s secretary as well as the chair of the Programs and Marketing committees. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Florida specializing in historic preservation following an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the same institution.