Review Board Seeks Nominations for ‘Community Blue Ribbon Award’

Review Board Seeks Nominations for ‘Community Blue Ribbon Award’

The Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB) is seeking nominations for its 9th annual awards program, with help from the public for projects that exemplify the protection, preservation or enhancement of historic buildings, landscapes, properties or other resources in Loudoun.

Nominations should focus on restoration work, educational workshops and displays, interpreted cultural landscapes, and other significant undertakings to preserve the heritage of Loudoun County.

JARB is composed of representatives from the architectural review boards in Leesburg, Middleburg, Purcellville and Loudoun County. These boards review work in ten locally designated historic districts.

This is the fifth time the JARB welcomes nominations from the public for the “Community Blue Ribbon Award,” in which residents are encouraged to nominate preservation projects anywhere in the county. Projects in the Community Blue Ribbon category must be completed at the time of nomination. Past Blue Ribbon award winners include, among others:

• The memorial wall at Frederick Douglass Elementary School
• Restoration of the Lucketts Community Center
• Restoration of the Davis Mansion at Morven Park

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, to the Department of Planning and Zoning. Winners will be recognized at a joint event with the Loudoun Preservation Society in September.