We told you last month that there were a bunch of positions coming open on the Historic Preservation Review Board—four that have already expired, and three more this July—and that mayor Vince Gray would have a chance to reward the preservationists who championed his candicacy. In the middle of last month, the Committee of 100 and D.C. Preservation League sent over separate but overlapping lists of who they’d like to see take those spots. Their proposed nominees for the required architect, historian, and citizen categories have extensive resumes, but are somewhat clustered in Capitol Hill and Ward 3, with one person from Ward 1 and another in Brookland, but none from Wards 4, 7, or 8.
If all of Gray’s picks come from the following names, you’ll know who he’s listening to:
- Amy Weinstein, architect with Esocoff & Associates (and wife of Phil). Lives in Cleveland Park.
- David Bell, senior preservation architect with BELLArchitects. Lives in Capitol Hill.
- Charles Cassell, HPRB chair 1993-96, founder of D.C. Council of Black Architects, former director of facilities development at the University of the District of Columbia. Lives in Van Ness.
- Richard Houghton, Project Supervisor at B.F. Saul Co. Lives in Brookland.
- Rauzia Ally, principal at Scout Motor Company, president of the Dupont Circle Conservancy. Lives in Dupont Circle.
- Alison Kimball Hoagland, professor emerita of history and historic preservation at Michigan Technical University. Lives in Capitol Hill.
- Nancy Metzger, chair of the Historic Districts Coalition. Lives in Capitol Hill.
- Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator of the National building Museum. Lives in Kalorama.
- Tania Shand, director of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the Office of Personnel Management. Lives off U Street.
- Michael Stevens, director of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District. Lives in Capitol Hill.
- David Bell, Amy Weinstein, and Alison Hoagland
- Graham Davidson, principal at Hartman Cox Architects. Lives in Van Ness.
- Alec Bennett, historian with the National Cemetery Association. Lives in Capitol Hill.
- Carl Ashley, chief historian of declassification and publishing division of the Office of the Historian at the Department of State. Lives in Capitol Hill.