Nikki Riley joins Mountain Area Preservation Foundationand#8217;s board of directors | SierraSun.com

Nikki Riley joins Mountain Area Preservation Foundationand#8217;s board of directors

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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 organizationand#8217;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 Truckeeand#8217;s authentic character.

and#8220;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,and#8221; said John Eaton, MAPFand#8217;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.

and#8220;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,and#8221; 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 organizationand#8217;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.

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.