One of the pleasures of being president is working with so many dedicated volunteers. Certainly one of the hardest working KWA committees is the Architectural Advisory Committee (AAC) chaired by Mickey Conrad. This committee’s task is to review and comment on every case that comes to the City’s Historic Design Review Committee (HDRC) from King William. The AAC also reviews some cases that are adjacent to King William that may impact our neighborhood in some way. The hard task of the AAC is to insure that the proper guidelines for exterior modification of our historic homes are followed. This often involves the applicants meeting with the AAC before appearing at the HDRC so that issues and concerns can be discussed. Often the applicant is unaware of the guidelines they need to follow, or what kinds of modifications are not acceptable. All of this is to help preserve the historic integrity of our neighborhood.