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Melissa Alvarado

Heritage Tourism Division Manager

512-974-7870 | Email

With over 17 years of experience in communications, awareness campaigns, and community relations within private, non-profit and municipal roles, Melissa Alvarado serves as the Heritage Tourism Division Manager within the Economic Development Department, and is responsible for developing citywide Heritage Tourism strategies that support the economic vitality of districts, small/local business, creative sectors and current historic tourism assets in the Austin Region. Melissa also manages the Heritage Preservation Program which supports an inclusive cultural and heritage tourism approach that tells the multilayered history that created the City of Austin. Leading with equity, the revised program champions culturally significant projects and historic preservation of community assets and the tourism industry. She graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration.


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