Michigan Historic Preservation Network

ANNUAL MEETING

Join us virtually for our annual member meeting 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 4 p.m.

BIOGRAPHIES FOR BOARD NOMINEES

2019 Mid Term Appointments

Devan Anderson (Detroit)

Devan earned a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999, his architecture license in 2007, and is currently a Senior Project Architect in Quinn Evans’ Detroit Office. He served on the Detroit Historic District Commission from March 2001 to April 2018, and was its chairperson from December 2006. Devan has been a resident of Detroit for over 20 years, and was a recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award in 2010 for his work with the Detroit Synergy Group. He is also a board member of Preservation Detroit and the State Historic Preservation Commission.

Jessica Flores (East Lansing)

Jessica Flores is an interior design instructor in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. She launched Preservation Forward, a comprehensive historic preservation consultancy in 2016. Previously, Flores worked as a Community Outreach and Historic Building Specialist for the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office where she specialized in the environmental sustainability and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Flores holds a LEED professional accreditation from the USGBC. She has a Master of Science degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Ohio University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in hands-on building preservation and construction technology from Belmont College. Flores is Chair of the East Lansing Historic District Commission.

Detroit Historic District Commission from March 2001 to April 2018, and was its chairperson from December 2006. Devan has been a resident of Detroit for over 20 years, and was a recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award in 2010 for his work with the Detroit Synergy Group. He is also a board member of Preservation Detroit and the State Historic Preservation Commission.

David Jackson (Grand Rapids)

David Jackson is a residential Realtor in the Grand Rapids area, and a founding partner of Edison Brokers + Co. David spent 17 years living in Flint before landing in the Grand Rapids area to attend Grand Valley State University. David now resides in East Grand
Rapids with wife Michele, daughter Sydney and their two dogs- Oscar and Millie. Through years of helping people buy and sell homes, David has developed an appreciation for historic places and the value they bring to the communities they are in. David became
involved with the MHPN in late 2019 and looks forward to helping support and advance the mission of the organization for years to come.

Melissa Milton-Pung (Ann Arbor)

Melissa Milton-Pung is a Policy Research Labs Program Manager at the Michigan Municipal League in Ann Arbor, MI. Her expertise is in place-based economic development initiatives. Melissa began her career on Federal compliance projects and historic property designations throughout the Midwest and Upper South, and then served Washtenaw County Government for more than a decade. Melissa holds a Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Kentucky College of Architecture. She is Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate Program for Historic Preservation at Eastern Michigan University and a Past President of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN).

New Board Members

Michael Hambacher (Williamston)

Michael is an archaeologist with 48 years of experience. He attended the University of Michigan where he received a B.A. in Anthropology and specializing in archaeology. He also attended Michigan State University where he received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and specializing in archaeology. Michael worked as a Principal Investigator for a several Michigan-based Cultural Resource Management firms, namely Great Lakes Research Associates, Inc. and Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (CHG). Michael has continued to work as a Principal Investigator and other capacities for other firms on a project-specific basis as well as starting his own consulting company, Archaeological Research and Consulting Services. Michael also has served on the Executive Board of the Michigan Archaeological Society and is the Editor of the society’s journal, The Michigan Archaeologist. He has also served on the Executive Board of the Conference on Michigan Archaeology in a number of capacities and is currently the organization’s Treasurer.

Laura Steenwyck (Grand Rapids)

Laura is a Certified Public Accountant who has provided tax compliance and reporting services to clients for over 20 years. She has extensive experience with tax credit syndication projects including Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. Laura joined Rehmann in 2011 and is a principal with the firm. She holds a B.S. in accounting from Hope College, and an MST from Grand Valley State University Seidman School of Business. She is a member of the Association of Builders and Contractors and the Construction Financial Managers Association, and is an active member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.

Glenn Wilson (Flint)

Glenn Wilson is President/CEO of Communities First, Inc., a thriving non-profit community development corporation in Flint, Michigan. He oversees the organization’s affordable housing, economic development, arts and culture and environmental programs. Glenn serves on the boards of Hurley Foundation, Mass Transportation Authority, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Michigan Housing Council, Board Chair of Community Economic Development Association of Michigan and serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Advisory Committee. Mr. Wilson is a serial entrepreneur, previously owning companies in the health care, transportation and real estate industries. All of his involvement is helping to shape the housing and community development industry in a variety of ways at the city, county, and state levels.