Christy McAvoy receives Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for lifetime achievement.

Founding Principal Christy McAvoy was recently honored with the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for over three decades of volunteer and professional contributions to historic preservation. From local grass roots advocacy in Los Angeles to national policy initiatives, including nine years as an Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christy’s contributions to preservation planning, education, resource evaluation and surveys and her command of historic preservation tools such as incentives, CEQA and Section 106 work have impacted the field of preservation throughout the state of California and the country. The award was presented by State Historic Preservation Officer Carol Roland-Nawi on behalf of Governor Brown at a ceremony in Sacramento, attended by all of HRG’s Principals. Congratulations, Christy!

Above: Christy McAvoy accepts the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award. Courtesy of California State Parks.

Side: From left: Aaron Robertson, Chief Deputy Director, California State Parks; Julianne Polanco, Chair, State Historic Resources Commission; Christy McAvoy; Carol Roland-Nawi, State Historic Preservation Officer. Courtesy of California State Parks.