They are Trust staff members who can help.

The Connecticut Trust stays on the “front lines” of preservation around the State, thanks to our popular Circuit Rider program.

Our Circuit Riders, Brad Schide, Mike Forino, and Stacey Vairo 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: 

2015 visits

2016 visits

2017 visits

2018 visits

If your institution is facing a significant preservation challenge, you’ve come to the right place with the Connecticut Trust. We are here to help.

Brad Schide

Circuit Rider, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

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

History & Impact

The program was established in 2001 with funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Since 2010, support has come primarily from the State Historic Preservation Office, supplemented by private supporters. 

Can the Circuit Riders help with your preservation challenge?

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