SE MI Heritage Tourism Networking Event speaker bio: Melissa Milton-Pung

Melissa Milton-Pung is a Project Manager for Washtenaw County Economic Development & Energy. Ms. Milton-Pung has worked on numerous Federal compliance projects and historic property designations throughout the Midwest.

Melissa Milton-Pung, Washetenaw County Project Mgr.
At Washtenaw County, she administers award-winning grant programs, provides technical assistance for local governments seeking to stimulate local investment and preserve community character, provides leadership for grant pursuit, and oversees 12 local historic districts.  

She also manages several economic development projects with special focus on Commercial Property Incentives and Secondary Education Options, and provides leadership for Washtenaw County’s grant pursuit program.  

As board member of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network since 2005, Ms. Milton-Pung successfully led a grassroots campaign for enhancement and syndication of the Michigan Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits in 2009.  She was also the 2010 Board Chair of the Arts Alliance, a county-wide arts service organization.

 In her spare time, Ms. Milton-Pung consults through her firm, Melina Preservation, LLC.  This firm is presently fulfilling a contract to conduct historic and architectural survey of buildings on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.

 Ms. Milton-Pung holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Architecture.

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