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Certificate of Appreciation Granted to GSA Assistant Regional Counsel for Outstanding Achievement Regarding Conveyance and Relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse
In honor of Preservation Month, Carol Chirico receives a certificate of appreciation for her Section 106 compliance work on the move and disposal of the historic Gay Head Light from left, Associate Director for Real Property Utilization & Disposal Flavio Peres, GSA Federal Preservation Officer Beth Savage, and GSA Liaison to the ACHP Kirsten Kulis.  (photo courtesy GSA)May 31-At the annual meeting of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal’s Environmental Team in Washington, D.C., Carol Chirico, Assistant Regional Counsel, New England Region, received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding achievement in federal historic preservation compliance regarding the conveyance and relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse, Aquinnah, MA. The certificate was awarded to Ms. Chirico jointly by the ACHP and GSA. Ms. Chirico managed compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Historic Lighthouse Protection Act for the conveyance and relocation of the lighthouse to the Town of Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard for $1 as a public benefit. The resulting Memorandum of Agreement and accompanying covenants were developed in an attempt to avoid certain destruction of the lighthouse, due to erosion of nearby clay cliffs.

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