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Margo Warminski, Victor Canfield, life-long preservationists, get lifetime achievement awards

Two local life-long and well-known preservationists, Margo Warminski and Victor Canfield, have been honored with lifetime achievement awards from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).

The awards were presented at a ceremony as part of the NAPC Forum, a biennial conference focused specifically on the concerns and education needs of preservation commissions, their staffs, and communities. Cincinnati was the host city for the 2022 gathering.

Margo Warminski

Cincinnati Preservation Association Preservation (CPA) Director Margo Warminski received the Daniel L. Becker Professionalism Award for Municipal Leadership. This award recognizes exemplary leadership of those working at a local level.

Warminski has been a preservation hero in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for decades. Her professionalism and passion for protecting historic resources is unrivaled in the region. She is responsible for more of the area’s National Register Nominations, Local Landmarks Designations and Local Historic Districts than anyone else. Like the theme of this year’s NAPC FORUM, Bridging the Divide, the impact of her work bridges over the Ohio River.

In her role at CPA, she consults with many citizens, developers, researchers, and public officials on an astonishing range of topics.  She is seen as the definitive source for the style, date, or architect of a historic building. Many times, her reply comes without the need to check an archive or document. For people wanting to know how to repair or restore historic building materials, Margo has recommendations on appropriate treatments or can refer the caller to skilled craftspeople in a variety of fields.

Victor Canfield

Victor Canfield received the G. Bernard Callan, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership which recognizes those who have dedicated their lives to historic preservation as active and committed volunteers.

Canfield was the longest serving member of the City of Covington’s Urban Design Review Board. He served for 37 years on the board with 25 of those as the board’s chair. As city administrations and staff changed over the years, the institutional knowledge Vic provided to the Urban Design Board remained invaluable to providing a consistent review of the historic districts in Covington. His dedication to his role on the Urban Design Review Board led to the establishment of the Vic Canfield Award which is given to individuals who have measurable and substantial impact to preservation within Covington.

Canfield has dedicated a lifetime to the preservation of Covington, Kentucky. Covington is a dynamic and beautifully historic river city, in large effort to the support and leadership Vic has played in the City’s Urban Design Review Board and Historic Preservation Program.

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

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  1. Ruth Bamberger says:

    Congratulations, Margo and Victor. Your awards are well deserved!

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