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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Texas State Presevation Board Strategic Plan

Rendering of State Capitol  For the inquiring mind about what the dickens is the State Preservation Board and what do they do?  Their self-description includes:

"The State Preservation Board preserves and maintains the Texas Capitol, the Capitol Extension, the 1857 General Land Office Building, other designated buildings, their contents and their grounds; provides facilities and grounds keeping services for the Texas Governor's Mansion; and operates the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. We provide educational programs centered on Texas history. These services benefit the citizens of Texas and its visitors.

The State Preservation Board acts in accordance with the highest standards of achievement, accountability and ethics. We value our customers and their needs. We strive to maintain a working environment where each participant is valued and where all participants can work together positively to accomplish common and individual goals. We manage our resources wisely. We are driven by our commitment to excellence and our appreciation of the lessons of history and the value of the past as a teacher for the future.

Agency Responsibilities
In summary, the State Preservation Board is responsible for the following:

  • Providing housekeeping, maintenance and grounds keeping services at the Capitol, Capitol Extension, Capitol Visitors Center, Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum;
  • Approving all changes involving construction, restoration and repairs in the Capitol, Capitol Extension, General Land Office building, and on their grounds;
  • Providing educational and curatorial services for the Capitol;
  • Care for the Capitol Historic Artifact Collection, which includes Capitol furniture, art and other decorative works;
  • Operating an education and tourism center at the Capitol Visitors Center;
  • Providing interpretation and guided tours of the Capitol and Capitol Visitors Center;
  • Scheduling and managing public events and exhibits at the Capitol;
  • Scheduling and managing the Legislative Conference Center, Historic Court Rooms, and Extension Auditorium for Capitol occupants;
  • Operating the Capitol Gift Shops;
  • Managing the Capitol Extension Cafeteria;
  • Operating the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage and maintaining the Capitol Complex Parking Meters;
  • Operating the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; and
  • Providing maintenance and grounds keeping services for the Texas Governor's Mansion

Strategic Plan, 2009-2013

2010 Budget

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