The Senator George Hooks Award recipient is the Georgia House of Representatives Study Committee on Historic Site Preservation: Chairman Chuck Williams, Vice-Chairman Debbie Buckner, The Honorable Beth Beskin, The Honorable Buzz Brockway, and The Honorable Trey Rhodes, a team of people who dedicated a great portion of their time as legislators to studying and furthering the goals of historic preservation in the State of Georgia.
In 2016, the Georgia House of Representatives Study Committee on Historic Site Preservation was formed to meet with and listen to the needs, aspirations, and concerns of preservation leaders throughout the state of Georgia. The representatives hosted several meetings across the state to collect information and ultimately presented a final report, which was highly supportive of the State’s preservation-related programs. Specifically, the report recognized the effectiveness of the Historic Tax Credit program and called for means of strengthening it. The members of the committee helped elevate the significance of historic preservation and we are grateful for their work and continued support.