Amy Simon is the City of Aspen Planning Director and former Historic Preservation Officer. She received an M.A. in Preservation from Boston University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado. In her 27 years with the City, Ms. Simon has championed the importance of meaningful architecture in the community, whether it be through the preservation of the towns’ 19th-century structures, recent past resources, or the development of high-quality new design. During Ms. Simon's leadership of Aspen's preservation efforts, the City became the first in the country to require special training for contractors working on historic structures, was named Historic Preservation Commission of the Year by the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions and received recognition from History Colorado for incentivizing historic designation of properties associated with the mid-century rebirth of Aspen as a ski resort and cultural destination. More information about Aspen's historic resources can be found on City websites: aspenvictorian.com and aspenmod.com.