TPL Chicago Director Named to White House Panel

Beth White, Director of The Trust for Public Land’s Chicago Area office, today was appointed as a member of the Committee For the Preservation of the White House.

“This is a wonderful honor and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee,” said Ms. White, who has led TPL’s Chicago office since 2006.

The Committee, created in 1964 by Executive Order, is tasked with advising the President, the First Lady, and the Director of the National Park Service on preserving the museum quality of the public spaces of the White House. It works closely with the Executive Residence staff, especially the White House curator, and with the White House Historical Association, a supporting non-profit organization, that administers the White House Endowment Trust and the White House Acquisition Trust used to support the refurbishing projects and finance acquisitions.

TPL President Will Rogers said, “This is an inspired appointment. Beth’s expertise and commitment to historic preservation and the revitalization of urban spaces are well aligned with the President and First Lady’s focus on the White House as a welcoming and historically rich treasure for the American people.”