Community engagement + Heritage Conservation

by katie rispoli keaotamai


  • Community outreach event coordination and facilitation

  • Data collection and distribution related to community outreach events and programming

  • Historic Building Surveys

  • Historic eligibility determinations and building assessments

  • Project Management for renovations of historic properties

  • Project Management for building relocations

  • Permit coordination for renovations of historic properties

With years of experience in both community outreach and construction management, I understand the value communication can hold when it comes to the future of our cities

Schedule an Appointment

To discuss your development, building move, or building renovation, and learn how I can assist with moving it forward responsibly. 

Katie Rispoli Keaotamai Community Engagement + Heritage Conservation Consultant

Katie Rispoli Keaotamai
Community Engagement + Heritage Conservation Consultant

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The passion and ability of Katie and her team to see everything through to the end was a main driver in saving the first Taco Bell.
— Matt Prince, Taco Bell Corporation


About Me

i'm katie

As a lifelong Californian, I've become captivated by our state's complicated and diverse history filled with stories of bravery and social injustice. While earning my BA in Art History at California State University, Long Beach, I found my way to the construction industry, where I assisted with renovations of historic properties. In 2014, I founded We Are the Next, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower the next generation to engage with their cities so their neighborhoods can thrive. After founding We Are the Next, I earned my Master's in Heritage Conservation from the University of Southern California, and have continued to work with residents, nonprofits, cities, and design/development professionals.

i split my time

Today, I run We Are the Next part-time while working with local municipalities, property owners, and design/development professionals to enhance community awareness of upcoming developments, create preservation plans, and oversee renovations of historic properties.