Lauren Rieke

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Lauren Rieke joined the Colorado Preservation, Inc. team in 2016 as an intern and now serves as the Endangered Places Program Director.  Born in Jefferson City, MO, she was drawn to preservation beginning in high school and has developed a passion for preserving our tangible and intangible cultural resources.  Lauren earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Oregon in 2013.

Before starting at CPI, Lauren worked for Rosin Preservation, a historic preservation consulting firm in Kansas City, Missouri.  Her role as Historic Preservation Specialist focused on writing National Register nominations, performing historic resource surveys and completing historic tax credit applications in multiple states throughout the Midwest.  Lauren has experience working with nonprofit preservation organizations in Missouri and Kansas.  She served as the Communications Chair for the Kansas Preservation Alliance, Inc. where she managed email campaigns, social media and website maintenance.  Lauren remains dedicated to historic preservation and looks forward to helping Colorado communities recognize and preserve their unique sense of place.



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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".