Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Member Spotlight

This week, The Trust is proud to recognize a true champion of the cause of preservation and a long-time member, Ms. Karen Heubner.

A native of Fort Washington PA, Karen Huebner received her undergraduate degree at Marietta College in Ohio with a major in political science and a minor in history. Moving to Atlanta after graduation, she undertook additional studies at the National Center for Paralegal Training and subsequently worked in the litigation department at Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy. Karen then pursued a graduate degree in historic preservation at Columbia University, concentrating in planning. Following graduation, she worked at the New York Landmarks Conservancy as a project manager until she was appointed by Mayor Andrew Young as the Director of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. During her time in that office, Karen was recognized by the State of Georgia, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Preservation Center for her work.

After more than 20 years of service as Director of the Urban Design Commission, the Georgia Trust is indeed fortunate to have Karen working as one of America's most learned volunteers. Continuing her work on behalf of historic places, you can find Karen at the Trust each Wednesday, generously allowing all of us access to her formidable talents and experience.

If you are interested in donating your time and talent to the Georgia Trust, we are always in need of a helping hand. Help us strengthen our roots, as we try to reach our campaign goal of 10 new volunteers. Email or call 404-885-7805 today!

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