Corporation of the City of Peterborough
Erik Hanson is the Heritage Preservation Officer for the City of Peterborough where he oversees the identification and protection of the City's heritage resources. He also manages the City's Heritage Tax Relief Program, coordinates the work of the Municipal Heritage Committee with municipal operations, and provides technical and administrative expertise to Council, staff, and the public on issues of heritage. Erik has a personal interest in the value of heritage preservation as a mechanism for community social well being. Prior to joining the City, Mr. Hanson spent 10 years as a consultant in the field of heritage. His projects have included site management and conservation reporting for numerous projects in eastern Ontario and the northeastern United States including Christ Church, Her Majesty's Royal Chapel to the Mohawk on the Tyendinaga reserve in Deseronto, and the Bigwin Island Resort on Lake of Bays, Dorset, Ontario. In November of 2005, Erik spent a week in New Orleans, Louisiana as a member of a damage assessment team coordinated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.