By now, I'm sure most of you know that I feel quite strongly about preserving our historic places.
The LA Conservancy holds an annual Community Leadership Bootcamp to train preservationists. I was fortunate to be selected for last year's original bootcamp. It was very informative, and good practice for contributing statements to the Taix Historic-Cultural Monument nomination (I also shared my notes on Taix with the actual writer of the nomination).
Apply by February 24 if you want to attend. I highly recommend it.