Roxanne Eflin

Roxanne Eflin
Executive Director
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A founder and past President of CPI, Roxanne Eflin brings 32 years of leadership and experience in historic preservation, downtown revitalization and nonprofit management to the organization. She returned in 2014 to her home state following 17 years of statewide work in Maine. While there she vigorously led and expanded Maine Preservation and the Maine Downtown Center, launched numerous innovative place-based programs including Healthy Maine Streets and Green Downtowns, co-led a successful effort to overhaul and expand the state historic tax credit legislation and helped achieve a National Preservation Award to endow and secure the future of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark.

Inspiration for her life work in this field first came through the National Main Street Program when she served as Main Street Program Manager in Manitou Springs, Colorado – one of the original 30 demonstration cities in the national program. While in Manitou Springs, she served on the local Historic Preservation Commission and Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Citizens Advisory Council. She went on to serve as Historic Preservation Officer in both Aspen and Pitkin County and in Central City, Coloado before launching her consulting business, Preservation Planning Associates.

She holds a BS in Public Administration and a Masters in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation and is a graduate of Leadership Maine, the National Trust’s Preservation Leadership Academy I and II, and is a Certified International Tour Manager. She has held Board positions on the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, Preservation Action, the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (founding board member), Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission, three historical societies and the Aspen Historic Trust, which she co-founded. She is a successful grant writer, securing over $5 million in grants, and has been honored for her nonprofit leadership and preservation advocacy efforts. She is a frequent presenter at national, statewide, regional and local conferences and training workshops and is a published poet and author.

Roxanne grew up in Littleton and is currently residing in Colorado Springs. A passionate preservationist, she and her husband are avid heritage tourists and love exploring historic places – especially vibrant downtowns and village centers!

A favorite quote:  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  -Margaret Mead

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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at

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