We designed a planning process from the ground up with your participation as our primary objective. From kicking off the plan with a public survey to finishing the process with local meetings throughout the state, this process provided lots of different ways for partners to stay involved and informed. We want this plan to be transparent. Check out the highlights of each step in our process, and click on the steps below to learn more, view reports and meeting minutes and see what went into creating this plan.
Step One: Exploring Preservation Issues
- Our public preservation survey closed on February 7, 2010 with 1,089 people responding. You can view the results as a summary, an illustrated PowerPoint or the raw data with open-ended responses.
- View the results from the Statewide Plan Roundtable at the 2010 Preservation Summit hosted on February 5, 2010.
Step Two: Visioning and Goal Setting
- Hundreds of Texans contributed to the vision for preservation in Texas through our Vision Wall and Visioning Workshops at the THC’s Annual Historic Preservation Conference on April 22–24, 2010 in Houston.
- The Statewide Plan Steering Committee and THC staff developed refined the vision, drafted goals and outcomes for the plan.
Step Three: Local Applications
We held 9 local planning forums during the summer of 2010 to present and refine the vision and goals of the plan, as well as develop local applications. These were collaborative workshops where we developed the connection between community and regional initiatives and the overarching statewide agenda. Here are just a few testimonials from participants at these forums: