2016 Saving Places Conference Highlights


This year’s Conference will feature both familiar events that you’ve grown to know and love, as well as new and exciting sessions and special events! Below are some of the things that we are particularly excited about – click here to view a full schedule. Click here to register before January 8 and secure early bird pricing. 

This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund Grant. 

Keynote SpeakerKimber Lanning, Founder and Director of Local First Arizona Foundation
Thursday, February 4

Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and economic development specialist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona.

In 2003, Kimber founded Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by locally owned businesses. Local First Arizona has gained recognition for community-based business development across Arizona. She works to inform, educate and motivate consumers to support local enterprises, and encourages public policy that enables locally owned and operated businesses to thrive.

Kimber will speak to the importance of historical sites in economic development and provide advice and strategies for advocating for preservation.

Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program –
Thursday, February 4
Join us for the annual (and highly anticipated!) Endangered Places Luncheon announcing the 2016 sites. Browse and buy at the EPP Shop to Save Silent Auction all day Wednesday and Thursday then join us at the Marketplace Forum that evening. The following day, Friday, Feb. 5, an extended Endangered Places Round Table is planned for the morning with Program Director Jennifer Orrigo Charles and invited guests.

Marketplace Forum and Silent Auction Reception –
Thursday, February 4
Join your colleagues for tasty fare and drinks at this fun and informative evening event, designed for you to discover and interact with exhibitors of preservation related products, services and trades in the Rocky Mountain Region. We’ll close out the Endangered Places Shop to Save Silent Auction at the end of the evening.

Five Points Tour –
Wednesday, February 4
When CPI toured the Five Points neighborhood two years ago, it was on the brink of something big. But in October 2015, 5280 Magazine declared it was ‘no longer poised to become something anymore – it already is.’ Visit one of the nation’s ‘hottest’ neighborhoods, meet with some of the people opening businesses in Five Points, learn about the fascinating history of the area and hear about some of the challenges change can bring. Inclusive of the tour: transportation to and from Five Points, lunch at Dunbar’s Kitchen and Tap, entry to Black American West Museum and Heritage Center and refreshments at the Purple Door.

A Day at the Capitol –
Wednesday, February 3
Day at the Capitol offers a unique experience that includes intensive training on the legislative process, followed by an opportunity to meet personally with legislators to promote a pro-preservation agenda. Participants get the one-of-a-kind opportunity to advocate for preservation issues facing the state of Colorado and local communities at the State Capitol.

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Karen J. Jonas

PACE Conservation Solutions


Barbara MacFarlane and Peter Marczyk

Jennifer and Nathan Charles

Rosemarie Patterson

Dan Love and Cameron Wolfe

Cindy Neely

Erin Spletzer

PACE Conservation Solutions

Carla McConnell

Richard Cronenberger

James and Barbara Steely

Gregory A. Movesian

Janet Dahlquist

Roxanne Eflin

Bennett Boeschenstein

Matt Goebel

Kim Grant

Alan Matlosz

Stephanie Soldner

Hannah Braun

Laurel Campbell

Nore Winter

Peter Grosshuesch

Andy Duckett-Emke

Kelly and Peter Merrion

Blair and Chris Miller

Mike and Anne Coughlin

Steven Turner and  Steven Kick

T. Drew Notestine

Ron and Linde Thompson

Megan Concannon

Rebecca Goodwin

Elaine Freed

Nicole Hernandez

Dan Corson

Lucas Schneider

Jon Nathan Schler

Jane and Phil Watkins

Ariel Steele 

Kimberly Kintz

Lisa A. Stegman

Graham and Paula Johnson

James and Joan Kroll

James Hewat

JoVonne P. Fitzgerald

Jennifer Wahlers

Stephen Blitz

Arianthé Stettner

Ashley Bushey

Ann Mullins

R. Michael Bell

Nan and Dave Anderson

Patrick Eidman

Beverly Rich

Jane Daniels

Kaaren Hardy

Cynthia Pond

Rheba Massey

Katherine Woods and Christopher Koziol

Paul O’Rourke

Dave Lively

Lisa May

Ann Alexander Walker

Julie Johnson

Sally Hopper


Judith W. Amico

Featured Project

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".