James K. Reap
Athens, Clarke County
As a professor at the University of Georgia, James Reap established a vital curriculum in preservation law and advocacy, as well as a focus on international preservation issues. In 2007 the National Park Service published Reap’s Law and the Historic Preservation Commission: What Every Member Needs to Know, which provides communities with tools to protect local historic resources. Reap’s extensive work with professional preservation organizations and his willingness to advise on preservation issues has furthered the preservation movement on a local, national and international scale.