The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation [Missouri Preservation] recently presented its 39th annual Statewide Preservation Honor Awards. The ceremony took place in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, with a luncheon following at the Millbottom Event Center. This year’s award recipients included St. Peters resident Brenda Rubach-Thurmer, who won the Rozier Award.
Named in honor of Elizabeth McReynolds Rozier, one of the founding members of Missouri Preservation and a noted Jefferson City preservationist, the Rozier Award was established to recognize individuals who have made significant achievements in the field of historic preservation in Missouri and is considered to be Missouri Preservation’s most prestigious annual award.
According to the press statement issued with the award announcement, preservation is more than a job for Rubach-Thurmer, “it is her passion.”
“In her role as preservation planner for the city of Saint Charles for 10 years, Brenda went above and beyond her job duties. Utilizing Historic Preservation Fund Grants, she conducted architectural surveys and prepared three National Register Historic District nominations. She was instrumental in the review and alteration of city codes to incorporate preservation, which ultimately improved the regulation of construction and development within recognized historic districts,” the release states.