The City Clerk’s Office Presents the Monthly Board Member Spotlight:
ANDREW GOOLSBY, DURHAM HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
1. Why would you encourage someone in the community to apply to be on a board, committee, or commission?
Volunteering in this capacity allows you to connect with your City or County in ways that impact your day-to-day or ways you find most important. I find Durham’s history, identity, built environment, and sustainable future important. Durham has a rich heritage and character of its own. Both are worth preserving. As Durham grows, I appreciate quality and thoughtful design brought to new construction projects. Lastly, preserving, restoring, and reusing structures is one of the most sustainable practices in construction. These are all important to me and encouraged me to apply for the Historic Preservation Commission.
2. What do you enjoy most about serving on your particular board?
I'm encouraged when projects choose to preserve or restore buildings that are part of Durham’s heritage or if it is a new project one that is well designed complementing the historic context.
3. What is your favorite part about living in Durham?
The Bulls, of course! My wife Lindsay and I had our second date at a Durham Bulls game, so they have a special place in our relationship.