Mayor Names Task Force to Study City-Owned Historical Buildings

Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

For Immediate Release, September 6th, 2006

Contact: Craig Smith  (603) 624-6500; (603) 759-5870

Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta today announced the members of his special five-person task force to study city-owned historical buildings.

Ward Four Alderman Jerome Duval and Elizabeth LaRocca, Vice President of the Manchester Historic Association will co-chair the task force. Also serving on the committee will be longtime Manchester historians and activists Walter Stiles and Richard Duckoff and Ken Rhodes, Senior Vice President of CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc, a Manchester-based engineering firm.

"I am really excited about this project," Guinta said. "Manchester is a city with an extremely bright future and an equally great past. This committee will be instrumental in ensuring that Manchester’s great historic past is never forgotten or neglected."

The first meeting of the task force will occur in the coming weeks. They will be tasked with evaluating the state of Manchester’s city-owned historical buildings and reporting back to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen later this year. A timetable for reporting will be determined by the committee.