The Mary Gregory Jewett Award is reserved to recognize those whose dedication and service to the field of historic preservation in the State of Georgia are extraordinary. We are pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Mary Gregory Jewett Award is Susan Kidd.
After graduating from Agnes Scott College in 1978, Susan Kidd worked at the Georgia SHPO’s office from 1978 to 1981. She attended Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Program, and afterwards served as the Director of the Southern Regional Office of the National Trust until 1996. Kidd worked as Director of the Georgia Scenic Bylaws Program under the auspices of the Georgia Trust and later served as the Senior Vice President for Policy for the Georgia Conservancy until 2006, when she returned to Agnes Scott. There, she received a Master of Education in 2007 and became the Executive Director of Sustainability.
During her tenure at Agnes Scott College, Susan Kidd has led a campus-wide sustainability initiative, combining her experience and skills in the areas of sustainability, preservation, and administration to accomplish remarkable change in the environmental sustainability of her alma mater’s historic campus by the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Several projects from Agnes Scott have won Preservation Awards from The Georgia Trust in the past, including Rebekah Scott Hall and Campbell Hall. Susan Kidd has dedicated her career to the advancement of the case of historic preservation and has used creativity and research to convert older buildings, which are traditionally viewed as energy inefficient, into highly performing buildings that serve the current needs of Agnes Scott College and its students.
The Mary Gregory Jewett Award for distinguished service in the field of preservation is named for the Trust’s first executive director and is the Trust’s top honor given to an individual. This award is reserved to recognize those whose dedication and service to the field of historic preservation in the state of Georgia is extraordinary.