Every year Historic Annapolis recognizes community members who preserve and protect the historic fabric of Annapolis with a Preservation Award for their dedication to historic preservation. Four individuals were honored this year including Chase Home, Inc. President Constance W. Ramirez. Historic Annapolis recognized Ms. Ramirez for her contribution to historic preservation education with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ramirez, a Chase Home, Inc. Trustee since 2013, is an urban planner who is a national expert in federal cultural resources policy. She grew up in Annapolis, graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and received a master's degree from Yale and a doctoral degree in urban and regional planning from Cornell University. She worked at the federal government and in adjunct faculty positions in graduate historic preservation programs. In 1980, she founded the National Preservation Institute, a non-profit organization which provides training in historic preservation. After living in Arlington, VA, for forty years, she moved back to her family's house in West Annapolis. She is the author of many articles and booklets, including Street Signs to History: The Story of the West Annapolis and Wardour Street Names. Pictured above (l to r) is Historic Annapolis President and CEO Robert Clark, Chase Home, Inc. President Constance Ramirez and Historic Annapolis Vice President of Preservation Karen Brown. To read the Historic Annapolis Preservation Award announcement in their recently released Annual Report, click the PDF File below.