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Nikki Riley joins Mountain Area Preservation Foundation’s board of directors

Nikki Riley

The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation (MAPF) is pleased to announce Nikki Riley, a Truckee resident and former Town of Truckee Planning Commissioner, has joined the conservation organization’s board of directors. Founded in 1987, the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation works to assure special natural areas are not lost to development and new growth is compatible with Truckee’s authentic character.

“We are very pleased to have Nikki Riley join the Board of MAPF. Her professional experience, expertise and commitment to creating healthy, liveable communities will be a vital asset to the organization,” said John Eaton, MAPF’s Board President.

Riley served as a Town of Truckee Planning Commissioner from 2003 to 2007. She is a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in architectural design, green building and construction. She graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley in 1998 with a degree in Architecture emphasizing sustainable design.

Riley has long been an advocate for innovative and sustainable approaches to community planning, affordable housing and green building.

“MAPF plays a fundamental role in helping to preserve the beauty and integrity of this piece of the Sierra Nevada, and I am honored to be serving on the Board,” said Riley.

Recently, she completed a three-year stint at the Sierra Business Council working as the Director of Program Management. She also served as the organization’s representative to Truckee Health Challenge 2013, the Truckee Affordable Housing Working Group and the Statewide Watershed Program Commission. She currently sits on the Nevada County First Five Commission.

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Fulfilling a professional desire to return to the creativity of design, Riley is now a designer and fabricator with Mountain Forge. She lives in Truckee with her husband, Brendan, sons, Dylan and Harlan, and their dog Lulu.