Amanda Barker

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Events & Development Director
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Amanda Barker joined Colorado Preservation, Inc. as the Events & Development Director in April of 2018. Previously, Amanda worked for more than six years at the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts (CCLT), serving in various programmatic roles to include Grant Manager, Programs Director, and Executive Director.  Amanda was responsible for CCLT’s annual Conservation Excellence Conference for land conservation professionals and directed the membership and public policy programs around Colorado’s conservation easement tax credit program.

Amanda has served on the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission since 2016, representing conservation and open space interests. Amanda received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science and Modern Dance from Washington University in St. Louis. Amanda believes in the power of community and passionate individuals to drive the preservation movement that will benefit Colorado for generations to come.

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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".