Welcome to Kim Trent Preservation Strategies. Historic Preservation is a critical tool to building successful and vibrant communities in the 21st century. Kim Trent brings almost a quarter century of experience in crafting preservation solutions by bringing together development professionals, government officials and non-profit preservation organizations to work cooperatively for the benefit of all involved. The result has been not only the preservation of historic places. It has also attracted millions of dollars in private and government investment that proves historic preservation is a good investment in communities across the county.
Kim Trent led the growth of Knox Heritage from a small non-profit with no staff and few resources into one of the strongest organizations in the country. Through her knowledge, interpersonal skills and passion, she established Knox Heritage as a nationally-recognized preservation leader. She transformed Knox Heritage’s preservation efforts from vocal opposition into a proactive, win-win approach that builds on relationships with business, governmental, and community leaders to achieve mutually beneficial solutions. She is also an effective advocate for preservation as a driver of tourism and economic growth. Kim has led a number of restoration projects that have driven millions of dollars of public and private investment in the community. From private homes to landmark buildings downtown, her work on these projects has resulted in millions of dollars in investment in Knoxville’s economy. Under her leadership, KH expanded its work to cover the 16-county Knoxville region.