Nomination Categories

Community Revitalization Awards
This category includes residential, sacred landmarks, public buildings, landscape preservation or historic landmark projects.

Commercial Revitalization Awards
This category includes individual, corporate, non-profit or association projects in commercial-type buildings and sites.

MVHS Board of Directors’ Awards of Achievement
This category includes achievement for individuals, professionals, corporations, non-profits, and local governments in advocating for preservation.

Nomination Criteria

  • The project site must be located in Mahoning or Trumbull Counties of Ohio
  • The original site or structure must be at least 50 years old
  • The project must be completed prior to March 1, 2022
  • The project must have involved preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, and/or adaptive reuse of a historic building, multiple structures, site, or district
  • The project must demonstrate a high quality of planning, design, materials, implementation, and follow-through
  • All nominations will be reviewed for their compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation

Nomination Instructions

Download an updated Nomination Form in early 2022

  • Attach a detailed project description
  • Include BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER images
  • Self-nominations will be accepted
  • Printed submissions may be addressed and mailed to MVHS Historic Preservation Awards   648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502
  • You may also email digital files (JPEG or PDF formats only) to Dave Ragan, MVHS Communications Manager, at 
  • Nominations MUST be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Award winners will be publicly announced by MVHS during National Preservation Month in May 2022. Awards will be presented to recipients at the 147th Annual Meeting of MVHS in June 2022.

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