Kim Grant

KimGrantEndangered Places Program Director
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Kim Grant was appointed the Endangered Places Program Director in May 2017. Mr. Grant received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Wichita State University in 1989 and a B.A. in History from Fort Hays State University in 1980. He has 36 years’ experience in teaching, state and local government service, and non-profit development and management.

Mr. Grant formerly worked for the Kansas Main Street Program, Denver Public Library, Lower Downtown (Lodo) District, Inc., Historic Denver, Inc., City of Arvada and the Arvada Historical Society. He is an accomplished free lance writer and public speaker. He particularly enjoys traveling the state of Colorado and meeting and working with people on their challenging preservation projects. He believes that the key to successful preservation efforts lies in sound planning, strong community support, and the ability to communicate the benefits of project implementation to funders and stakeholders.

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Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".