Nominated by CPHD – Historic Preservation
Constance (Connie) Ramirez was first appointed to the Historic Landmark Review Board (HLRB) in 1977, working to identify and protect historic properties in Arlington.
That same year, Ramirez started working at the Department of the Army, developing its cultural resources management program.
In 1983, the HLRB was replaced by the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board, of which Ramirez is a founding member. During her tenure, over 18 Arlington locations were designated Local Historic Districts, including Clarendon Citizens’ Hall, Harry Gray House, Lomax AME Zion Church, and the Barcroft Community House.
Ramirez also worked with other local preservation groups including the Neighborhood Conservation Committee (now the Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee) in 2003, and as a community advisor for the Historic Preservation Master Plan in 2006, before moving to Annapolis, Maryland.