City seeks nominees for Historic Preservation awards

The City of Biloxi, which saw nearly half of its landmarks properties destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is now seeking nominations for this year’s Historic Preservation Awards.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 11, with awards to be presented in a ceremony at the Biloxi Visitors Center on May 22.

Said Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich: “We’re seeing individuals, businesses and groups making significant progress in helping protect, promote and restore our architectural history, our cultural history and our traditions. And we want to continue to recognize those efforts. At the same time, we’ll be encouraging others to help preserve our sense of place.”

Nominees do not have to live in Biloxi but the preservation efforts being recognized by the award should take place in Biloxi.

In past years, awards have been presented to homeowners for restoration efforts, professional preservationist, as well as individuals for volunteer work to promote our city’s diverse cultural heritage.

Those wishing to submit nominations for the preservation awards can find a form on the city’s web site (to see the form now, click here.)

Of the city’s 160 designated landmarks, 60 were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since that time, the city has awarded landmark status to a host of additional properties.

For more information, contact Raymond at (228) 435-6280 or at
See the nomination form for the 2018 Preservation Awards