Tania Werbizky Retires from League
2015 begins with a significant staff change here at the Preservation League. Tania Werbizky, the League's longstanding Regional Director for Preservation and Grant Programs has retired. Tania has been a valued staff member of the League for over 25 years, having joined the organization in February 1989 as the first full-time employee of the newly created Technical Services Program.
During her time here she has helped countless New Yorkers save the meaningful places in their communities by providing first-rate preservation expertise, one-on-one outreach and consultation, thoughtful preservation strategies, and boundless enthusiasm for New York's historic places.
Through her early partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, Tania has initiated some of the League's most successful programs including the Preserve New York Grant Program and the Preservation Colleagues Program. Tania also helped to establish the successful Rural New York Grant Program funded by the JM Kaplan Fund and the League's Upper Floors Workshop Program funded by the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. In Central New York, she partnered with Otsego 2000 and others to spearhead the designation of US Route 20 as a State Scenic Byway linking 7 counties as a cultural trail.
In every case, Tania has represented the League as a true professional and it has been our great pleasure to work with her. Please join us in wishing her the best of luck in this next chapter of her life!
Please also join us in congratulating Erin Tobin on her promotion, as she becomes our new Director of Preservation.