Heritage Recommendation 1: Create and support an Edmonton Heritage Council in a manner similar to the City’s support of the Edmonton Arts Council and Edmonton Sport Council.
Desired Outcome: A strong and recognized organization that provides a united and wide-ranging voice to heritage issues in Edmonton
Actions: To unify and support the heritage community, give it an advocacy voice and develop programs that are of benefit to the heritage community, the City will create and support an Edmonton Heritage Council. Over a 2-year incubation period, the Edmonton Heritage Council will be guided by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, and at the conclusion of this period it will have evolved into a unique, self-contained organization, which will have:
- A membership
- An independent board of directors primarily elected by the membership with several appointed positions reserved for the City
- A relationship to the City of Edmonton defined by a service agreement
Milestones / Accomplishments
- This recommendation is complete
- Second annual general meeting June 6, 2012. Have a full board of representation.
- Edmonton Heritage Council now has charitable status.
- Development of the Heritage Salons to connect with cultural communities, EHC newsletter, 2012 Percolate Speakers Series, as well as the Herzog on Heritage articles.
- . Produced at the behest of The Edmonton Heritage Council, this site is aninteractive reproduction of the material contained in the publication Capital Modern: Edmonton Architecture and Urban Design 1940-1969
- - an on line resource of Edmonton’s designated historical buildings.
- - Grants program with neighbourhood artists, historians and community members to create artistic works and documentary evidence based on the neighbourhood’s history and experience
- Support to initiatives and working with it’s community partners on community events & projects such as National Day of Healing and Reconciliation, Salon Africa, Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton and My Heart’s in the Highlands