Strategies for Getting Heritage on the Radar
Municipal elections offer golden opportunities to get heritage conservation issues in front of community residents and prospective elected officials alike. Below are tips for how to get heritage on the radar during the election cycle. These tips were gleaned from a National Trust’s Gathering on November 17, 2021. Panelists included: Dinu Bumbaru (Montreal), Lianne Maitland (Whitehorse), David Ridley (Edmonton), Margo Sheppard (Fredericton), and Josh Traptow (Calgary).
There are important heritage dimensions to socio-cultural, environmental, and economic challenges in your community! Build up the importance of heritage in elections by spotlighting heritage-based solutions for important issues for citizens and candidates.
Heritage Calgary sent heritage surveys to all candidates to gauge what their level of knowledge and understanding of heritage. Here are some of the questions they asked in during a recent election: