National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Charles E. Janson to Board of Advisors
Posted January 23, 2011 | Contact email@example.com or 202-588-6141
Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2011) – Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the election of Charles E. Janson to the organization’s board of advisors. With two representatives from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the board of advisors provides the National Trust with a nationwide network of more than a hundred preservation leaders. Serving for an initial three-year term, Janson, of Darien, Conn., will represent Connecticut alongside Anita Mielert of Simsbury.
Janson is a transactional real estate attorney with Robinson & Cole LLP. Through his law practice, he has been involved in the conversion of more than 300 units of affordable housing in Fairfield County, including the reuse of the 19th century Clock farmhouse in Darien. In 2010, the National Park Service and the Weir Farm Art Center (WFAC) awarded Janson with a Certificate of Honor for providing pro-bono legal services for 12 years to their public/private partnership. His services, as a trustee of WFAC and with Robinson & Cole, resulted in the Art Center’s acquisition of over 110 acres of land adjoining the Weir Farm National Historic Site.
"It is an honor to serve on the board of advisors to the National Trust alongside its members who share a commitment to preserve and restore America's historic places," said Janson. "I have been fortunate that my practice in real estate law has made it possible for me to play a role in historic preservation and land conservation so that the public can experience these special places as originally envisioned, unmarred by future development."
Advisors represent the skills, interests, backgrounds and diverse constituencies involved in the preservation movement in the United States. They are selected after consultation with preservation partners in the respective state, and offer assistance to the National Trust through their personal skills, knowledge of issues, and familiarity with the region’s resources, leaders, government, media, and community organizations.
Janson serves as a Chair of the Programs Committee of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and on the Executive Committee of Connecticut Bar Association’s real property law section. He holds a Bachelors degree from Williams College and a Jurist Doctorate from University of Connecticut School of Law.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.