We were saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Hummel at home on Oct. 22. Charles was a co-founder, president and longtime board member of Idaho Smart Growth, whose storied career as an architect, historic preservationist and citizen included a steadfast commitment to smart growth principles. (More about Charles’ life and work is in his obituary.) We are deeply grateful for the leadership Charles gave to this organization and will miss his stewardship for years to come.
The board of Idaho Smart Growth each year pays tribute to Charles through the Charles Hummel Award, honoring an individual who demonstrates the same dedication to smart growth, and who exemplifies Charles’ personal integrity and contributions to Idaho’s quality of life. The award is given at the annual Grow Smart Awards celebration; the first recipient in 2010 was Charles himself. (This year’s Grow Smart Awards is on Nov. 17; more info here.)
Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Charles Hummel may do so directly through the office, or online through our secure donations page here. You can leave comments which will be shared with his family.
Thank you for helping carry on Charles’ work.