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NIP FUNDING APPLICATION PENDING

The Old Monterey Foundation has submitted an application to Monterey’s Neighborhood Improvement Committee to grant funding for preliminary development of the Lower Presidio Historic Park Master Plan. The proposal, filed on December 10, 2014, is currently wending its way through the NIP process, which consists of estimating costs by the City Engineer, presenting the actual project to the Committee van tour and testimony during regular NIP meetings at City Hall, and then competitive voting on April 23, 2015. Thereafter, the City Council reviews and approves final selection of projects for funding during June.

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New Board Members

We are happy to announce the four newest members of the OMF Board of Directors:

  • Melissa Thoeny, long-time resident and graphic designer and owner of OLIO, a vintage shop that was located in the Rodriguez-Osio Adobe in downtown Monterey
  • Patrick O’Dowd, who brings perspective and experience from his years as Associate Director and Curator of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Steve Vagnini, well-known in his position as Monterey County Tax Assessor, his many community contributions include West End Celebration in Sand City, and the the non-profit “Guitars Not Guns”, which provides free guitar lessons to  youth throughout the county.
  • Bill Wojtkowski, long-time resident and former Director of Community Services for the City of Monterey, frequent volunteer among non-profits in and around Monterey.

Volunteer

We welcome volunteers to assist the event organizers to perform a variety of tasks ranging from promotion of the event, securing sponsorships, acting as a docent during the week-end event, assisting with various week-end activities and more. If you have an interest in supporting our mission to open the adobes and to display these hidden treasures, please contact us for additional information.

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