Historic Preservation Review Board Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (2017)
Kent's work in recognizing the historic importance of the Park View Recreation Center and its 1932 Field House was recognized on May 23, 2017, when he received the Historic Preservation Review Board Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Kent shared this award with the Department of Parks and Recreation and KADCON Corporation for their role in restoring the playground's original field house. Kent's unwavering advocacy for improving and maintaining the Park View recreation center honors the history of this landmark while finding ways to ensure that it continues to serve the surrounding neighborhood and school.
(Kent Boese receiving the 2017 Historic Preservation Review Board Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation (l. to r. Gretchen Pfaehler, Kent Boese, Ella Faulkner (DPR), and Greg Terry (KADCON)) Photo credit: DC Preservation League/Jason Hornick Photography.)
In Honor Of: Celebrating Community Service In Pleasant Plains / Park View (2017)
Kent was one of six recipients in 2017 of the Emergence Community Arts Collective's “In Honor Of” award. "In Honor Of" (formerly known as ‘In Her Honor’) was established by the Emergence Community Arts Collective in 2011 to recognize individuals who help build the social and cultural foundations of the Georgia Avenue community and who work tirelessly to maintain standards of culture, education, social service and civic engagement. The annual award shares the stories of men and woment committed to preserving the foundation of the community -- its people.
(Kent Boese with the other 2017 recipients of the In Honor Of Community Service Award. Photo credit: Dr. Ernest Quimby.)
Evelyn Greenberg Historic Preservation Award (2016)
On June 9, 2016, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington (JHSGW) presented Kent with their inaugural Evelyn Greenberg Preservation Award — a tribute for Evelyn Greenberg, who was instrumental in rediscovering and saving the historic 1876 Adas Israel synagogue from the wrecker’s ball in 1969. Kent received the award for his work that resulted in the successful nomination of the former home of the Hebrew Home of the Aged and the JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency to the National Register of Historic Places. Both properties are now on the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites and protected as historic structures.
(Kent Boese receiving the Evelyn Greenberg Preservation Award with Abbey Fagin (Vice President, Development and Public Affairs, Charles E. Smith Life Communities) and Gretchen Pfaehler (Historic Preservation Review Board chair))
Community Cornerstone Award (2015)
Councilmember Anita Bonds honored Kent with a Community Cornerstone Award in June 2015. Each month, Councilmember Bonds highlights cornerstones of the community who make an extraordinary difference in the quality of life and general well being of the residents of the District of Columbia.
(Councilmember Anita Bonds presenting Kent with Cornerstone Award.)