Local Landmarks Commissions to Host Historic Preservation 101 for West Virginia Realtors

Workshop to focus on marketing historic homes and utilizing tax credits

Contact:  Rob Aitcheson, JCHLC Preservation Specialist
e: raitcheson@jeffersoncountywv.org
o: 304.728.3228 / c: 540.333.7184

Charles Town, WV – The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission, in conjunction with the Charles Town Historic Landmarks Commission, Harpers Ferry Historic Landmarks Commission and Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission will present a workshop for West Virginia Realtors. The focus of the workshop is marketing historic homes along how to utilize tax credits when rehabilitating a historic home.  The workshop is planned for October 27th and will be held at the Inn at Charles Town.

Liz McDonald, Broker at Blackwell Realty commented on the upcoming event by saying “I am really excited to get this information out to Realtors in the eastern panhandle who act as many peoples information source for all things property related. For us to understand the tools that exist to help with historic properties and lands is really important and will lead to better understanding of these properties in general.”

The featured speakers for the event are Robin Ziegler and Jennifer Brennan.  Robin Zeigler is the historic zoning administrator for the Metro Nashville Historic Zoning Commission.  She was formerly senior historic preservation planner for the Planning Division of the Salt Lake City Corporation and the preservation planner for the City of Bowling Green in Kentucky. Jennifer Brennan serves as the Tax Credit Coordinator and as a Development Grant monitor with the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office.  In these roles, Ms. Brennan works with property owners who are interested in the rehabilitation of historic properties, often for investment purposes.

For more information on how to register, visit www.JeffersonCountyHLC.org.

The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission (JCHLC) is a branch of the Jefferson County Government and operates under authority granted to landmarks commissions by the West Virginia Legislature. The Landmarks Commission focuses on heritage education and tourism, historic preservation, and historic resource development.  JCHLC’s primary mission is to preserve historic sites and structures within the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County and to educate people about the County’s heritage.