Who Are the Circuit Riders?
The Connecticut Trust stays on the “front lines” of preservation around the State, thanks to our popular Circuit Rider program.
Our Circuit Riders – Gregory Farmer and Brad Schide – can provide immediate, on-site assistance to historical societies, property owners, developers, elected officials, and local preservation commissions across Connecticut.
In providing these services, Circuit Riders aim both to ensure that historic places are repair, rehabilitated, and reused, and to increase local capacity for stewardship and good policy-making. Over the last few years, they have made hundreds of visits to communities all over the state:
Circuit Rider Services
- Technical assistance to help identify planning and capital needs and to suggest appropriate preservation techniques
- Financial guidance to provide and identify appropriate grants and loans
- Leadership in convening and negotiating among stakeholders
- Policy and legal support, to empower communities to tailor-make laws to protect their assets