Chair of the Historic District Commission-City of Flint
March 6, 2020
Fourth generation Flintstone of Italian immigrants, Heather Burnash is full-on committed to her city—someone who TRULY “walks it like she talks it”!
A self-described “political junkie”, this Kearsley Hornet’s list of accomplishments is long and varied. Along with being a local attorney, Heather is the Chair of the Historic District Commission for the City of Flint, has a degree in historic preservation (along with her masters in law), was the Executive Director of the Whaley Historical House, and has even run political campaigns.
Fish and Heather discuss the recent concern regarding the future of Flint’s bricks, which are the foundation of Saginaw Street, and the most enduring and iconic landmark of the city, itself. Heather’s grandfather was one of the original bricklayers when the Public Works Project was instigated so many decades ago, and her passion for preserving the history of her community has threaded its way through her life. She saved and restored the Cotharin house, right in downtown Flint, which was boarded up and slated for demolition, living there now for over 25 years.
Fish also asks her opinion on what she thinks are the top three challenges that Flint has to meet to keep moving forward.
Great conversation, once again, on Fish and the Flint Chronicles!
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