Join one of Historic Nashville’s Committees!
Interested in joining or want more information? Contact us or click on the link below each committee’s description to send an email directly to that committee’s chair.
The Marketing Committee is responsible for external communications, including public relations and marketing, for the organization. This includes social media and HNI website content, email marketing via Emma, email database maintenance, and supporting the organization through other branded items like postcards, annual reports, event reminders and supporting programs.
2018 Committee Chair: Janell Smith
The Tours and Programs Committee meets periodically to plan Behind-the-Scenes Tours and other membership programs. If you have ideas about places you’d like to visit or activities for our membership, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Wanda Vickstrom
The membership coordinator is tasked with maintaining the membership records for the organization – from acknowledgement letters to renewal reminders. The Membership Committee works closely with the Marketing Committee and the Tour and Programs Committee to support growth of the organization and member retention. If you have ideas about how to help grow HNI’s membership or thoughts about how to enhance HNI’s membership benefits, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Susan Hager
The Development Committee supports the organization’s financial growth. If you enjoy fundraising and building relationships with donors, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Jared King
This year, HNI hopes to branch out and explore other fundraising events. The Special Events Committee, which could break into smaller committees depending on the number of events, will plan HNI’s fundraising events. If you like event planning or have ideas about fundraising events, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Trey Bruce
Preservation Easement Committee responsibilities include the following: Documenting Preservation Easement properties’ conditions with digital photographs; maintaining contact with building owners and managers; Advising building owners as to best practices for maintenance and restoration; Acting as liaisons for building owners to HNI, and other local and statewide preservation organizations (government offices and non-profits); and Marketing Historic Preservation Easement Program to owners of National Register listed and eligible properties. If you are familiar with historic architecture and preservation, or just want to know more, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Paula Middlebrooks
Since 2009, HNI has published the annual Nashville Nine, a list of the city’s historic properties endangered by demolition, neglect or development. Every year the Nashville Nine is compiled through a public nomination process revealing historic buildings and places that matter to the people of our city. Since the program’s inception, HNI has brought to the public’s attention a wide variety of the city’s endangered landmarks, including historic houses, park buildings, civic landmarks, commercial buildings, neighborhood schools, churches and even neon signs. These properties represent a range of historic time periods, architectural styles and building types that embody Nashville and Davidson County’s rich cultural history. Throughout the year, Historic Nashville will focus its advocacy and education efforts on these locations. In addition to selecting the Nashville Nine, the Nashville Nine Committee will act as liaisons for building owners to HNI, and other local and statewide preservation organizations (government offices and non-profits), and promote preservation of the selected properties by supporting the education of stakeholders on preservation incentives and building maintenance and rehabilitation. If you are concerned about Nashville’s endangered historic properties, are familiar with preservation incentives, and can work with stakeholders, this is the committee for you!
2018 Committee Chair: Elizabeth Elkins
Love Historic Nashville and want to help out, but you just don’t have the time to join a committee? Join our Volunteer Crew! Help us staff a table at a community event like the Old House Fair or set-up for the next membership meeting. When we have a need for an hour or two – you’ll be the first to know.
2018 Committee Chair: Vacant