Preservation Dallas Hosts 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards on May 31 in the Iconic Statler Ballroom

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The 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards feature keynote speaker Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This year’s Preservation Achievement Awards promise to be something special! In place of its annual awards reception, Preservation Dallas will host a sit-down dinner on May 31 at 6 p.m. in the legendary Statler Ballroom.

Not only does the location itself hold such a treat for preservation enthusiasts, the awards include a special tribute near and dear to friends of Dallas. According to Preservation Dallas:

After 16 years of vacancy and being listed on local, state and national endangered lists, the Statler is truly a preservation success story. We are proud to be the first to open the doors for you as the project nears final stages of rehabilitation by Centurion American.

This year’s awards will include a special tribute to Downtown Dallas, Inc. for their incredible work in making Dallas’ urban center a great place for people to invest, live, work and play, and of course, restore historic buildings.

Keynote Speaker Stephanie K. Meeks

President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stephanie Meeks will headline the event as keynote speaker. Meeks, who is the co-author of The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities, has been President and CEO of the National Trust since 2010.

Under her leadership, the National Trust has increased its efforts to revitalize communities, save imperiled places, engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the organization’s impact Before joining the National Trust, Stephanie served in several senior executive positions, including chief operating officer and acting president and chief executive officer, during her 17-year career with The Nature Conservancy. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and an MBA from George Washington University.

The current work of the National Trust brings a diverse and younger group of Americans into the preservation movement, and supports their efforts in their communities and across the nation.

We can’t wait! Reservations can be made here, and include valet parking, dinner and the awards ceremony.  Non-member reservations also include a Preservation Dallas membership.


Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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  1. Joe Hill says

    My Woodrow Wilson High School class (1956) had our Senior prom in the Statler Ballroom on the 2nd floor above the famous Statler Restaurant. Just as we started the “bunny hop” hotel staff rushed in yelling “stop”. Turns out we were making the crystal chandeliers in the restaurant to shake and sway scaring their patrons.

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