In July 2015 the Carver City Council voted unanimously to approve the Edith-Anne Award For Property Excellence, an award designed to recognize Carver residents that go above and beyond to maintain their property. The award honors the work of Edith Herman and Anne Neils who were both instrumental in the creation of Carver-on-the-Minnesota’s vision in the 1960’s. Carver-on-the-Minnesota’s mission was to “stop the wasteful deterioration of a typical 19th Century river town”. This mission was put into action through the purchase and renovation of key properties in town. Some of these buildings like the gazebo and the “Church-by-the-River” were eventually donated to the City. Their efforts to restore and preserve many of Carver’s historic buildings helped the town recover from economic despair and would eventually lead to Carver’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Mayor Mike Webb stated, “We think it is important to remember Edith and Anne for the positive impact they had on Carver. This award keeps Edith and Anne’s memory alive while recognizing those that contribute to the beautification of Carver”. If you would like to nominate a property for the Edith-Anne Award For Property Excellence, to print off a nomination form click here, or pick one up at City Hall. Completed forms should be e-mailed to Jhartmann@cityofcarver.com or dropped off at City Hall. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 29, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Jake Hartmann at the City of Carver at 952-448-5353 or e-mail at Jhartmann@cityofcarver.com.