Arts, Culture, and Humanities

PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF ASHEVILLE AND BUNCOMBE COUNTY INC

  • Asheville, NC
  • www.psabc.org

Mission Statement

Through preserving and promoting the unique historic resources of our region, we work to sustain the heritage and the sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County.

Asheville & Buncombe County North Carolina

Main Programs

  1. Education
  2. Advocacy
  3. Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation
  4. Endangered Properties Program
  5. Preservation Easements

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Service Areas

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North Carolina

Asheville is the largest City in Western North Carolina. Our work includes all of Asheville and Buncombe County.

ruling year

1977

Executive Director since 2010

Self-reported

Mr. Jack William Long Thomson

Keywords

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Historic Preservation

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Also Known As

PSABC

EIN

59-1768097

 Number

3334071742

Physical Address

324 Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Education

PSABC offers 8 to 10 program per year focused on educating the general public and our members on the history of people and places of Asheville & Buncombe County

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$10,000

Program 2

Advocacy

Providing public relations and advocacy in support of preserving important historic resources and traditional and historic neighborhoods.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$20,000

Program 3

Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation

An annual awards program that recognizes the efforts of private citizens, businesses, local governments and organizations that work to restore and rehabilitate historic resources.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$12,000

Program 4

Endangered Properties Program

Works to identify specific properties threatened by various conditions or situations.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000

Program 5

Preservation Easements

Program of Owner donated deed restrictions meant to privately protect historic resources. PSABC holds a limited interest in real estate allowing us to prevent demolition and unsympathetic alteration.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

Asheville is the largest City in Western North Carolina. Our work includes all of Asheville and Buncombe County.

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Operations

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PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF ASHEVILLE AND BUNCOMBE COUNTY INC

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Jack William Long Thomson

BIO

Jack Thomson is a native of Western North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied television and film as part of a communications degree. After college, Jack excelled as a third generation home builder and real estate agent, eventually working as a project manager for a historic restoration contractor in Charlotte, N.C. His projects there included a log barn reconstruction for the Charlotte Museum of History, restoration and stabilization of structures at Historic Brattonsville in South Carolina and adaptive reuse of important cotton mills in the heart of downtown Charlotte. In 2004, Jack became the Executive Director of Historic Salisbury Foundation where he stayed for 6 years. There he managed a robust historic properties redevelopment program and revolving fund, along with museum sites and advocacy campaigns.
Jack was selected as the Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County in 2010 and has since worked to expand the capacity of the organization in education and on-the-ground preservation advocacy. He has successfully joined the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County with the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a local partner. Over the past 12 years in preservation, Jack has worked to save nearly 40 buildings primarily through the use of real estate transactions, protective covenants and preservation easements. Jack is a past Board member of:
• Preservation Action, the national historic preservation lobby organization,
• the Board of Advisors for Preservation North Carolina and
• the Board of Directors for Downtown Salisbury Inc.
• Thomas Wolfe State Historic Site Advisory Board

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Jennifer Cathey

NC Department of Cultural and Natural Resources

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?