Lancaster, PA – Lisa Horst with the Horst Group has been elected president of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County for 2013. She succeeds Steve Dietrich, the president and owner of Ville Painters, who served as the organization’s president from 2010-2012; he will remain on the board of directors.
The Preservation Trust is the only volunteer organization in Lancaster County dedicated to protecting the county’s historically significant homes, barns, covered bridges and other structures.
“The progress that the Preservation Trust has made over the past year has been driven by our dedicated volunteers and our willingness to adapt for changing times,” Horst said. “While challenges remain, we are committed to encouraging historic preservation countywide. We are fortunate to have supporters and a board of directors who understand that historic preservation serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization, economic growth, heritage tourism, conservation, job creation and overall community well-being.”
Mike Richardson with Janney Montgomery Scott was elected vice president of the Preservation Trust for 2013. Peter Faranda-Diedrich with Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP, was elected treasurer, and Georgia Townsend with the Rivertowne Antique Center was elected secretary. Dana Clark with Tippetts/Weaver Architects will serve on the executive committee as a member-at-large.
Horst said the Preservation Trust is currently conducting its annual “Preserve Our Past” campaign to raise funds for programs that lead to the protection and ultimate reuse of historically significant structures that benefit residents and visitors alike.
About the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County
Founded in 1966 to “stem the rapid destruction of historic properties in Lancaster County,” the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s mission is to preserve and protect Lancaster County’s rich historic and architectural character through education, advocacy and direct action. The trust has been directly involved in preserving important Lancaster County landmarks and has provided advice, assistance and guidance in the protection of others. The trust is a member-supported, 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in the historic Sehner-Ellicott-von Hess House (circa 1787) at 123 North Prince Street in downtown Lancaster. Visit www.hptrust.org for additional information.