Press Release | Washington, DC | November 30, 2017

Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Elected to National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees

Christina Brown was named to the National Trust Board during this year’s PastForward Conference

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that Christina Lee Brown, of Louisville, KY has been elected to the National Trust’s Board of Trustees. Brown was elected as a new Trustee during this year’s PastForward National Preservation Conference in Chicago.

Brown is a philanthropist, environmentalist and preservationist who has long dedicated herself to numerous projects in Louisville and across the country. She has served on the boards of the Sustainable Food Trust, Louisville Orchestra, Religions for Peace, and Center for Interfaith Relations. And, she is a co-founding Board member of the Berry Center, a non-profit committed to perpetuating a culture that uses nature as the standard, that accepts no permanent damage to the environment and that takes into consideration human health in local communities.

“Christy has already established herself as a vital part of our work in Louisville through her support and leadership of the Heart of Louisville National Treasure campaign, a National Trust project. I know she will bring that same energy, creativity and tireless dedication to our Board of Trustees,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “I am confident that her experience and passion for saving places will prove invaluable as we continue to work to tell the story of our nation’s history.”

Brown is regarded as a national leader in linking the benefits of historic preservation to healthy communities. For the past three years, she has supported the National Trust in the naming of Louisville as a national treasure – the first city to be named as such. This designation focuses on bringing the benefits of building reuse and rehabilitation to bear on creating a healthy, more sustainable Louisville. In addition to her many other achievements, Brown founded the Center for Interfaith Relations and went on to launch the first US Festival of Faiths. She is also the founder and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil.

Christina Brown, along with fellow newly elected trustees Samuel Dixon and Linda Bruckheimer, are joining the ranks of prominent board members including First Lady Laura Bush, Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, Bestselling Author Lisa See, and former Editor-and-Chief of Time Inc. Martha Nelson. The Board of Trustees is chaired by Timothy Whalen, Director of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. A full list of National Trust trustees can be found at


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