The American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee (ALCC) is a Non-Profit Corporation composed of a consortium of organizations and individuals dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of American lighthouses.
organization was established in 1998 as an outgrowth of the National
Lighthouse Museum Steering Committee, a group consisting of lighthouse
preservationists, educators advice and administrators of lighthouse sites from
core of lighthouse community leaders who worked on the lighthouse museum
steering committee saw the benefit in creating an organization that is
part issues forum and part national leadership council. In fact, the
American Lighthouse Coordinating Committee isnít a traditional
lighthouse heritage or preservation organization, itís a
consensus-driven group presenting the concerns on lighthouse policy
issues with a unified voice.
To share our
collective and individual research, knowledge, and education on critical
lighthouse preservation and education issues with the United States
Coast Guard, in addition to other federal, state, and local government officials,
and other lighthouse organizations.
To serve as a
central communication/coordination point, keeping ALCC's constituent
member organizations informed of, and educated about, critical issues.
To recognize outstanding leadership in the preservation of lighthouses and interpretation of their history through presentation of the F. Ross Holland Award. The Holland Award stands as the top national lighthouse honor for individuals and organizations in the United States.
The ALCC is not intended to replace the functions of its individual constituent organizations, but to serve as an additional and overarching voice of solidarity for the lighthouse community.
"We donít exist to compete with any other lighthouse