St. Paul African American Historic and Cultural Context Study
Anne Ketz, 106 Group, and Nieeta Presley, Aurora Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation’s, co-present at the 2020 MN Statewide Preservation Conference.
Nieeta Presley recently retired after nearly 20 years as Aurora Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (ASANDC) Executive Director. Ms. Presley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Metropolitan State University which she self-designed using her previous nursing course work, life experiences, and other business course work. She placed an emphasis on project planning, budget management, policy analysis, community and economic development, and non-profit management. She is a Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Careership graduate and has completed training in housing finance and real estate development, grant writing and fund development.
Anne Ketz is the CEO and Services Director of the 106 Group. Anne’s career in cultural resources management and planning extends over 40 years and three continents, including projects in the United States, Great Britain, India, the Middle East, and Canada. Anne’s sensitivity to others and sense of diplomacy have brought successful conclusion to complex and potentially controversial projects. Since founding the 106 Group in 1992, she has worked closely with a broad range of stakeholders, including community activists, planners, and American Indian leaders to ensure respect for each community’s heritage within the planning process.