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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/10/2022


Athens, GA - Historic Athens has hired Hope Iglehart as its first Director of Engagement and African American Heritage. Iglehart, a native Athenian, is best known for her local grassroots efforts, community organizing, and extensive managerial track record. She was instrumental in the Historic Reese Street Community receiving their local historic designation and brings a track record of African American heritage advocacy and engagement.

Click below for the full press release announcing Hope's hire!

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ABOUT US

Historic Athens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to celebrate and conserve community heritage in Athens, Georgia. For over 50 years, we have worked to improve historic preservation and heritage conservation in the Athens area. Founded as Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation in 1967.

 

Our Mission:

To be a proactive force in developing community-wide understanding of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR STAFF & TRUSTEES.

PROGRAMS

Ongoing programs leading to community awareness

 

CONTACT US

Tommy Valentine

Executive Director
706-353-1801 tommy@historicathens.com

489 Prince Avenue
Fire Hall No. 2
Athens, Georgia 30601

Michelle Nguyen

Interim Director, Athens Welcome Center
706-353-1820 director@athenswelcomecenter.com

Jody Graichen

Hands On Athens
706-353-1801 | hoathens@bellsouth.net