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Posted on: August 31, 2021

2021 Historic Preservation Award Application

Historic Preservation Award NewsFlash 2021-01

The Kennewick Historic Preservation Award is presented annually, under the sponsorship of  the City of Kennewick and its Historic Preservation Commission (KHPC).  The award will be presented to an individual, an organization, a company, and/or public agency, whose contributions to the preservation of the heritage of Kennewick has demonstrated significant and meaningful achievement for the City of Kennewick and its citizens.  

Eligibility and Criteria


Projects that involve the restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive use of historic homes, buildings, structures, sites, or cultural landscapes with completion having been done within the previous three years from the date of the award are eligible for the award.


Individuals, Organizations, and Agencies any individual, organization, company, or local agency involved in historic preservation is eligible to be nominated. Eligible nominees will have made significant contributions over time to the advancement of historic preservation and/or the preservation of historical resources in Kennewick. Nominations of those individuals and groups working at a grassroots level are encouraged. Individuals may not self-nominate. Nominations will be accepted up to Sept 30, 2021.

Some examples beyond the criteria established above could be:

Individuals or organizations that have shown a dedication for preservation throughout its stewardship of historic buildings and structures. 

Adaptive reuse of historically significant business facilities that promote the past with the viability of the future.  

Historic landscapes and neighborhood character preservations are considered.  

Community advocacy for the restoration and rehabilitation of historic homes, building, and et al. 

Individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the environment and educating us about local history of Kennewick are to be considered.



With one of the City of Kennewick’s Historic Preservation Commission responsibilities is raising community awareness of the City's history and historic resources, and serving as the City's primary resource in matters of history, historic planning, and preservation, this award will facilitate that endeavor.  Using the accumulated historical data from the resources of the City of Kennewick, the East Benton County Historical Museum and Society, and the Kennewick Downtown Association, the Historical Preservation Commission will take upon as one of its missions the awarding and continuation of this Preservation Award. 

Additional question about the Historic Preservation Committee or the Historic Preservation Award can be directed to

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