Samantha Bosshart, executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, was elected chair of the National Preservation Partners Network (NPPN).
NPPN is a membership-based, independent association of non-profit organizations that advances the growth and effectiveness of the organized preservation movement through communication, education, training, and a common advocacy agenda. NPPN currently has 119 members, representing local, statewide, regional, and national organizations.
Bosshart joined the NPPN’s board of directors in 2018. She was appointed as the chair of the governance committee in 2020 and elected vice chair in 2022.
“It is an honor to serve as chair of the National Preservation Partners Network. I have benefitted so much from being a part of the network. It provides valuable educational and networking opportunities to allow historic preservation professionals to learn from one another and advocate for initiatives that will benefit the movement nationally.”
Bosshart has served for 15 years as executive director of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the director of preservation services at Historic Albany Foundation. She moved from Texas to New York to attend Cornell University, where she completed her Master of Arts Historic Preservation Planning coursework. Prior to attending Cornell University, she worked at Galveston Historical Foundation where for five years she was manager of the Preservation Resource Center, which offered historic property research, neighborhood information, and technical rehabilitation guidance.
She also oversaw the nationally recognized Paint Partnership and Paint Pals programs, which provided low-income homeowners of historic houses with free paint. Before working for the Galveston Historic Foundation, she was an independent contractor. She completed an extensive rehabilitation of four houses located in the East End National Historic Landmark District in Galveston. She moved to Galveston after graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and criminal justice.
Bosshart also serves on the board of directors of the Discover Saratoga.