The Hogan administration recently announced that 114 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority in support of heritage tourism efforts.
Preservation Maryland is seeking Proposals from a consulting firm with demonstrated expertise in the preparation of historic preservation and planning reports as applied to land protection, historic preservation and battlefield sites.
Katie Parks speaking at an event at the Phillips Packing House with Sen. Ben Cardin.
Katie Parks Strengthens Preservation Maryland Team as New Director of Development
07/13/2020 By Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce Katie Parks as the organization’s new Director of Development.
Katie Parks is a formidable development and real estate professional, and as the organization’s new Director of Development, she will bring expertise in organizational fundraising, program efficiency, and property redevelopment at a time of strategic growth of Preservation Maryland major programs, including our revived Revolving Fund.
Katie was previously Vice President of Conservation at the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, leading their programming across land conservation, community revitalization through the Center for Towns, and climate adaptation. Katie was instrumental in crafting the foundational partnership that led to ESLC’s critical role in the developing the Phillips Packing House in Cambridge, Maryland with Cross Street Partners and other players. Additionally, Parks has governmental experience on the real estate management team of the Office of the Secretary for the Maryland Department of Transportation – valuable experience that will be put to immediate use as part of our preservation and smart growth policy efforts.
In accepting the Director of Development position in July 2020, Katie stated, “I have a passion for preserving and enhancing the natural and built environments of Maryland – and I’m ready to put my real estate skills and entrepreneurial drive into practice for Preservation Maryland to create new investment opportunities for the organization while also supporting the backbone of the organization, our loyal and generous donors.”
Raised on Kent Island, Katie attended Loyola University and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore. She now lives in Easton, Maryland and works remotely with the rest of the Preservation Maryland team.