Past Training Presentations


Spring 2019 Regional Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations -- Tybee Island, Georgia

In April 2019, GAPC partnered with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) for a one-day Historic Preservation Commission Training in Tybee Island, Georgia. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.

Historic Preservation Commission Training Agenda--April 2019

Sarah Rogers -- Historic Preservation Commission Basics

Jennifer Dixon -- Section 106 and Historic Preservation Commissions

Leah Michalak -- Savannah: A City-Wide Historic Resources Survey, Survey Purpose and Implementation of Survey Results

Robyn Anderson -- Rehabilitation Standards and Selected Case Studies

Wright Dempsey -- Making Defensible Decisions 


Winter 2019 Regional Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations -- Atlanta, Georgia

In February 2019, GAPC partnered with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) for a one-day Historic Preservation Commission Training in Atlanta, Georgia. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.

Historic Preservation Commission Training Agenda

Susan Garrett -- Legal Basics for Historic Preservation Commissions

Bourke Reeve -- Sustainable Preservation Transforming Historic Buildings to High Performance Buildings

Doug Young -- Community Engagement and Atlanta's Historic Preservation Program

Kronberg Wall -- A Small Development Guide to the IEBC


Summer  2018 Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations -- Braselton, Georgia

In August 2018 at the GAPC partnered with the Georgia Downtown Conference for a one day training session. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.

Historic Preservation Commission Training Agenda

Sarah Rogers -- Role of Historic Preservation Commissions

Joseph Smith, AIA -- Architectural Types & Styles

Ken Kocher -- Certificate of Appropriateness Review

Sarah Rogers -- Designating Historic Resources

Jordan Shoemaker -- Regional Planner Assistance



Fall 2016 Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations -- Columbus, Georgia

In November 2016, GAPC partnered with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) for a one-day Historic Preservation Commission Training in Columbus, Georgia.  PDF versions of the presentations are available below.


Melvin B. Hill, Jr. Esq. -- Ethics and the Historic Preservation Commissioner

Melvin B. Hill, Jr. Esq. -- The Legal Framework for Historic Preservation Law: The Big Picture

Doug Young -- Building a Preservation Ethic, Gaining Public Support, and Public Involvement

Commercial and Residential Types and Styles

Design Guidelines and Their Application

Project Funding and Implementation

The Georgia Historic Preservation Act


Spring 2016 Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations - Athens, Georgia

In March 2016, GAPC partnered with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) for a one-day Historic Preservation Commission Training in Athens, Georgia.  An agenda is available here. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.


Susan Garrett - Preservation Law Training

Joseph Smith - Introduction to Historic District Guidelines

Joseph Smith -   Part I: Commercial and Residential Building Types and Styles
  Part II: Commercial and Residential Building Types and Styles
  Part III: Commercial and Residential Building Types and Styles


2015 - Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations - Thomasville, Georgia

In November 2015, the Georgia HPD hosted a one-day HPC Training in Thomasville, Georgia. An agenda is available here. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.


Melvin B. Hill, Jr. - The Georgia Historic Preservation Act

Melvin B. Hill, Jr. - Legal Framework for Historic Preservation

Ken Kocher - Standards and Guidelines for Design Review



2015 Historic Preservation Commission Training Presentations - Dahlonega, Georgia 
In April 2015, GAPC partnered with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) to host a two-day Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Training in Dahlonega, Georgia. An agenda is available here. PDF versions of the presentations are available below.  

Charlie Miller- New HPC Member Orientation

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