From 2017 to 2018, the Arlington County Board (Virginia) appointed Dr. Finkelstein to serve as the Chair of the Arlington World War I Commemoration Task Force. In this position, she led the Task Force in the creation of interpretive panels at the Clarendon War Memorial, funded by a “100 Cities, 100 Memorials” grant from the national World War I Centennial Commission. In 2020, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) awarded this project the Excellence Award in the category of Best Practices: Public Outreach/Advocacy.
You can learn more about the Arlington World War I Commemoration Task Force here: commissions.arlingtonva.us/wwi/
Dr. Finkelstein was interviewed about her role as the Task Force Chair in a profile video about Arlington’s Young Leaders:
National Association for Preservation Commissions (NAPC) Excellence Award in the category of Best Practices: Public Outreach/Advocacy
100 Cities, 100 Memorials Grant
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