April 2021. The Chase Home Board of Trustees hired Annapolis-based consulting firm Due East Partners LLC to assist the Board of Trustees and Staff with Visioning and Scenario Planning. Stakeholders and members of the Annapolis community have been invited to participate in interviews and discussion among the Due East Partners staff and Scenario Planning Team. The 3-month-long consultation will culminate in a a shared mission and updated vision that will guide timely decisions about Chase Home structure, programs, facilities, resources and initial strategic priorities in light of upcoming repairs and preservation work on the Chase Lloyd House.
January 2021. The Chase Home Board of Trustees hires the reputable DC-based, historic preservation architectural firm Citadel DCA. The Board of Trustees at Chase Home, Inc., in order to fulfill their mission, recognized the need for a conditions assessment of their historic property located at 22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis Maryland. In 2019 they engaged John Milner Associates to create an assessment report which has been completed and provided to Citadel DCA which will form the foundation of a plan to guide future projects on the house and grounds. Citadel will create a prioritized list of projects (Master Action Plan) to be undertaken by the Board towards the rehabilitation and modernization of the Chase Lloyd House. The Master Action Plan will prioritize projects so that the Board can allocate funds and solicit proposals for remediation, repairs, conservation, and further development of the property. To learn more about Citadel DCA, visit www.citadeldca.com.
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.