1. Introduction

The following Survey Questionnaire is part of the 2019 update of the Tennessee Preservation Plan, developed and published by the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC).  The THC is required by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, to develop a comprehensive plan for historic preservation in Tennessee.  Periodically, the THC undertakes a public planning process to help define the goals of the Tennessee Preservation Plan, which is updated and revised as circumstances within the state change over time.  This iteration of the Tennessee Preservation Plan is intended to guide statewide efforts to protect Tennessee’s cultural heritage through 2028, as well as bolster the state’s efforts to preserve underrepresented and diverse resources.  The survey will close on March 31, 2019

The Vision Statement for the 2013-2018 THC Preservation Plan states, “In Tennessee, historic buildings, sites, landscapes, and neighborhoods are valued as assets which contribute to the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, and economic well-being of the community; the social and political environment allows governments, institutions, organizations, and individuals to act on this ethic by working effectively to preserve, protect, and integrate historic properties into community life and fabric; processes, mechanisms, tools, and agencies manage and balance development with preservation and other environmental concerns without needless and costly conflicts or the sacrifice of other important community goals and values.” 

The current 2013-2018 THC Preservation Plan can be downloaded in its entirety at Tennessee's Plan for Historic Preservation.  We would like to note that the THC includes state programs and federal programs operated under the auspices of the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office (TN-SHPO).  For more information about the various programs operated by THC, please visit Tennessee Historical Commission. Please direct any questions about this survey to Claudette Stager at claudette.stager@tn.gov.