Wade H. Broadhead

Wade H. Broadhead

Planning Director
City of Florence

February 10, 2021, 07:30 PM

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About this Speaker

Wade Broadhead is currently the Planning Director of Florence, Colorado working on development and preservation issues. He was most recently a Land Use Planner and Staff to the City of Pueblo’s Historic Preservation Commission where he worked from 2005-2014. Prior to his career in planning and preservation Wade worked as an archaeologist and GIS Supervisor conducting consulting work across the southwestern United States. In Pueblo, Wade helped spearhead an engaging neighborhood- based historic context approach which surveyed most historic neighborhoods as well as its Post-War Resources. (New Paragraphc) He volunteered to serve as a grant reviewer for the State Historical Fund from 2010-2011; he was an Endangered Places Reviewer from 2009-2011; and, he presented papers at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, NAPC Forum, APA, and Saving Places Conferences over the past two years. Wade has a passion for Mid- Century Modern Architecture and social history as well as citizen engagement. He especially enjoys revitalization efforts in Right Sizing Cities and working with minority populations and low income neighborhoods to make preservation relevant. Wade is currently establishing a commission and applying for CLG status in Florence Colorado, population, 3800. Wade has four small budding preservationists under the age of 17.