Staff

Kate Singleton, Executive Director
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Kate Singleton has over 30 years of experience in historic preservation, downtown revitalization and economic and community development. She has served as Chief Preservation Planner for the City of Dallas, Planning Manager for Downtown Dallas, Inc. and State Coordinator of the Arizona Main Street program as well as Main Street Manager in Waxahachie and Grapevine.

She has written design guidelines for several of the historic districts both commercial and residential in Dallas and Plano. She has also written preservation ordinances for cities as well as revisions for the Dallas and Plano preservation ordinances. Kate was instrumental in the development of the highly successful City of Dallas Historic Tax Incentive Program. She also wrote amendments to the Dallas building code some of which were codified into the International Existing Building Code. Kate has also completed over $150 million in Federal Historic Tax Credit projects.

Kate has conducted training for numerous historic preservation commissions and downtown associations around the state of Texas and has presented at several state preservation and downtown conferences including Texas, Arizona and Arkansas as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference.

Lindsey Derrington, Programs Director
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Lindsey has over ten years of experience in historic preservation as both a professional and advocate. Her career choice was a natural outcome of her love for the red bricks and Victorian parks of St. Louis, where she is from. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in preservation studies from the Tulane School of Architecture. She has worked for the nonprofit Landmarks Association of St. Louis; as a preservation consultant working in Missouri, Illinois, and Louisiana; and served on the board of Modern STL. She is president of Mid Tex Mod, which advocates for Central Texas’ mid-century design heritage. Apart from her Great Loves of preservation and the St. Louis Cardinals, Lindsey is passionate about rescue dogs that behave better than her own, and finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy.