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Erica Lindamood Leaving Boston Preservation

Posted: December 15, 2011     Nancy Conrad

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I will be leaving my job at the Boston Preservation Alliance on the 22nd of this month, and I wanted to thank each of you with whom I have worked and conversed over the past 3-plus years for contributing to a wonderful experience of learning and the broadening of horizons. Boston Preservation Alliance

This learning has been my own - I entered the job of Education Coordinator as an educator with an interest in architectural and neighborhood history, and have experienced a few sharp learning curves along the way of designing and implementing Boston neighborhood workshops in historic preservation! It has been a fun and enriching ride. I have felt honored to be invited into your neighborhoods as a welcome guest and participant. I have learned a huge amount about the diverse and rich histories of Boston's neighborhoods, quite a few things about architecture and historic preservation, and some lessons about effective community outreach that I expect will serve me in any field of community work.

My role at the Alliance has also contributed to the organization's learning - about effective strategies for expanding its reach and broadening its impact throughout all of Boston. Over the next year or so, the Alliance will  engage in a strategic planning process that includes the question of how best to embody this learning in its organizational structure, staffing, and fundraising efforts going forward.

I hope that the work I've done here - in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which provided the challenge grant that supported my position, and Historic Boston Incorporated, the Alliance's partner in that grant program - has contributed to some learning for you. If nothing else, I hope that we have sparked your curiosity to learn more - about your neighborhood, the  building next door, or strategies for taking care of the places you care about.

I say "Good-bye for now" because I expect that our paths will likely cross again. That's the way my life seems to work - and it's a blessing. In the meantime, please don't lose touch with the Alliance.

Historic Preservation
If you have a question or an idea relating to historic preservation contact Judy Neiswander at jneiswander@bostonpreservation.org or 617-367-2458.
Membership & Events
If you have questions or ideas relating to membership or events contact Christine Piontek at cpiontek@bostonpreservation.org or 617-367-2458

Please look for the Neighborhood Preservation Priorities Reports for East Boston, Upham's Corner, and Allston - to be posted soon on the Alliance's website here:


Best wishes for a healthy and joyous holiday season and a peaceful New Year

Erica B. Lindamood

Education Coordinator
Boston Preservation Alliance
In Partnership with Historic Boston Incorporated
and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Partners in the Field Program


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45 School Street
Boston, MA  02108
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f: (617) 227-1886

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