Former councillor honoured for heritage preservation

Pam Madoff, the former Victoria city councillor who stood out for her commitment to historical preservation and quality architecture, has received a heritage award.

Madoff was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the non-profit charitable organization Heritage B.C.

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During her 25 years on Victoria council, she always stood out as an advocate for the city’s heritage architecture, whether through preservation or re-purposing.

Madoff was also known for her knowledge of architecture, planning and urban design.

She has served as B.C. governor for the Heritage Canada Foundation, now the National Trust for Canada, and as a board member for Heritage B.C.

She was defeated in the municipal election last year but continues to be active. She is chairwoman of the Victoria Heritage Advisory Committee, a member of the Advisory Design Panel, a board member of the Civic Trust and the Heritage Foundation and sits on several neighbourhood land use committees.

“The award was a bit of a surprise,” said Madoff. “You don’t really expect to be acknowledged because you just keep going along doing what you do and doing the things you love.”

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