RACHEL BARNHART (she/her/hers) is a historic preservation specialist with seven years of experience working in the private and public sectors. She currently works for the Federal Emergency Management Agency reviewing disaster recovery grants for legal compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act and conducting research and writing for Section 106 consultation. From 2016 to 2021, Ms. Barnhart worked as a National Register specialist for historic preservation tax credit consultation firms in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago. During this time, she completed multiple National Register nominations, Part 1 historic tax credit applications, and local landmark designation reports. She also conducted several architectural and historic resource surveys. Ms. Barnhart entered the historic preservation field as a National Register and Survey Specialist at the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office. In addition to reviewing and editing submitted surveys and National Register nominations, her responsibilities included researching and evaluating historic resources for National Register eligibility. While in this position she conducted a reconnaissance survey of historic commercial resources in downtown Macon, Missouri, and completed the National Register nomination for the Ilasco Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri, listed for significance in Ethnic Heritage.
Ms. Barnhart holds a BA in Journalism and an MHP in Historic Preservation from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
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