Joanne McShane receives Preservation Award from Farmington Historical Commission
Release date: 12/7/2015
Two years ago the Farmington Historical Commission created the Dick Carvell Award to recognize people in the community who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the preservation of Farmington history. This year we were very pleased to present that award to JoAnne McShane.
JoAnne recently retired after 26 years on City Council, also serving as mayor. During her years on council JoAnne often spoke out in favor of maintaining the historic character of our downtown and surrounding neighborhood. She and her husband have “walked the walk” by renovating a lovely historic home on Shiawassee and a storefront on Grand River. She has also been a regular at the Governor Warner Mansion, involved in its early planning and development and making frequent appearances at the mansion’s porch parties, teas and open house events. Her passion for preservation, fostering and encouraging other community leaders, and planning for a future that honors the past has made a difference to the entire community.
The award was presented December 1 at the City of Farmington’s annual Christmas party at the Huron River Hunting and Fishing Club. The award is named for Dick Carvell, who passed away in 2008. He was a 30 year Historical Commission member and very much a part of the development, maintenance, and operation of the Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington from its inception in 1980.
For more information contact:
Chair, Farmington Historical Commission
248-622-8047 (c), 248-477-0894 (h)
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