Office Of Historic Preservation
The office of Historic Preservation is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting Madison's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The office is the first contact point for individuals who live or own property within the downtown Local Ordinance Historic District In this way, the preservation planner supports the Historic District Review Board through reports, recommendations and information. In addition, the preservation planner is available to all citizens of Madison at the office in City Hall and the Historic Preservation Resource Center at 225 East Main Street in downtown Madison.
The preservation planner assists the City of Madison through dissemination of information regarding heritage conservation, cultural and heritage tourism and other related matters. She also serves as the City's liaison with local, state and national preservation organizations, promoting the unique benefits of Madison's National Historic Landmark District and historic sites. The preservation planner is also responsible for obtaining and maintaining the City's Certified Local Government status, as well as attracting and administering grants and other matters regarding historic preservation. Finally, the office encourages and supports important historic buildings in Jefferson County and international efforts regarding heritage conservation and cultural tourism.
Camille Fife, Madison's Preservation Planner has more than twenty years experience in the field of historic preservation and has been a featured speaker at many local, national and international conferences.