September 28, 2023

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance names new government director

Emelia Rudd

The Milwaukee Preservation Alliance board introduced not too long ago that preservationist and architectural design skilled Emelia Rudd has joined the group as its subsequent government director.

Rudd has a background in structure, preservation and non-profit work. Through the years she has labored for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (now Rethos), Historic Ard Godfrey Home, the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Workplace, the Metropolis of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Workplace, and numerous architectural companies all through Milwaukee. Rudd earned her bachelor’s diploma in historical past with an emphasis in enterprise research from College of St. Thomas, Minnesota, and her masters of structure with a certificates in historic preservation from the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

“As a primarily volunteer-based group, it makes us proud to have the ability to make use of workers who dedicate themselves to furthering MPA’s mission as we work to ‘make preservation mainstream’ in Milwaukee,” stated MPA board president Peter Zanghi. “Ms. Rudd brings along with her a contagious optimism and dedication to the neighborhood and cloth of Milwaukee, and her ardour for the tales and constructed historical past of this metropolis is obvious upon first assembly her.”

“Historic Preservation is about extra than simply saving previous buildings – it’s in regards to the tales instructed, the lives that have been lived and occasions that unfolded behind the bodily partitions we see right this moment,” Rudd stated. “The correlation between sustainability and preservation is plain. Milwaukee is a catalytic instance for embracing its current cloth and adapting it in new, modern methods. Watching breweries, outlets, espresso homes and extra transfer into buildings that have been as soon as used for trade and commerce is one thing that Milwaukeeans achieve this effectively – and it’s an enormous a part of our story that deserves to be celebrated. MPA isn’t right here simply to advocate for the most effective of the most effective of preservation – we like to see the reuse and rehabilitation of a grand Cream Metropolis jewel simply as a lot as we do the small nook store that was the guts of a neighborhood. It’s my hope to amplify the advantages and great thing about preservation all through the realm, and to assist inform tales that may in any other case be ignored or disregarded.”

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance is a non-profit group dedicated to selling stewardship and consciousness of the historic, cultural, and financial worth of Milwaukee’s constructed heritage.