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Posted on: July 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Officer Named

BUTTE – Butte-Silver Bow is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary McCormick as the City-County’s new Historic Preservation Officer. Chief Executive Matt Vincent, with the recommendation of the Historic Preservation Officer Search Committee, offered Ms. McCormick the position and she accepted late on Thursday, July 2. Ms. McCormick will begin her tenure on Monday, July 13.

The Historic Preservation Officer Search Committee was comprised of Chief Executive Matt Vincent; Council of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindi Shaw; Jim Shive of Legacy Consulting Services; Ed Randall, Director of Community Enrichment; Bill Ryan, Historic Preservation Commission Member; Ron Stormer, Director of Human Resources; Lori Casey, Assistant Planning Director; and Karen Byrnes, Director of Economic Development.

Chief Executive Matt Vincent explains, “Ms. McCormick is the right choice. Her previous experiences coupled with her long tenure in Butte, Montana, and the West, will allow her to hit the ground running. By hiring one of her field’s top professionals, who already possesses a firm grasp and understanding of Butte’s historic resources, I am confident this position is in great hands.”

Ms. McCormick will be coming to Butte-Silver Bow from her position as an Architectural Historian at Consulting Archaeologists, LLC, Butte, MT (2014-Present). Previous professional positions have included: Architectural Historian for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District (2011-2014); Two stints as an Architectural Historian at Renewable Technologies Inc., Butte, MT (1985-86;1988-2011); and as a Cultural Resources Specialist for Montana Power, Butte, MT (1986-88). Ms. McCormick holds Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from the University of Nebraska (1978) and a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation and Archival Management from Colorado State University (1985). In addition to her vast professional experience, Ms. McCormick was a member of the Butte-Silver Bow Historic Preservation Commission from 2005-2011, and co-taught “Historic Research and Field Studies” at Highlands College of Montana Tech in 2007 and 2009.

"I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as Butte-Silver Bow’s Historic Preservation Officer,” Said McCormick, “Butte’s fantastic historic legacy and unsurpassed collection of late 19th / early 20th century buildings and structures makes this one of the top positions for anyone in my field. I look forward to working with the Chief Executive, Butte-Silver Bow staff, and community partners in forging a progressive program that enhances economic development through thoughtful and appropriate historic preservation practices."

For additional questions on this position, please contact Ron Stormer, Director of Human Resources (406) 497-6249. If you would like more information on Ms. McCormick’s background/qualifications or an interview, please contact Jeremy Gatz-Miller, Butte-Silver Bow Online and Public Communications Administrator who help facilitate your request.

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