Greater Michigan Field Representative
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 César E. Chávez Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906
Amanda received her B.S. in International Studies from Northern Michigan University in 2005 and her M.S. in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University in 2011. She has predominantly lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, along the shores of Lake Superior. Her background includes community outreach and advocacy. Working at the Marquette Regional History Center in 2009 inspired her to pursue historic preservation. In 2010, she interned with the City of Detroit. Amanda has a strong interest in photography and the ways in which art intersects with history. Architecture and travel are among her other pursuits. She now resides in Grand Rapids which will also serve as her base of operations as the MHPN Field Represenative.
Amanda’s responsibilities include providing guidance on historic preservation techniques and approaches, assisting with organizational development, helping to identify preservation grants and financial incentives, and educating and advocating for historic places. She works with municipalities, preservation groups, historic property owners and nonprofit organizations in the greater Michigan area, which includes all communities except for those in the Southeast Michigan region. (Highlighed counties below).