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PH announces new executive director

The Board of Directors and I are pleased to announce that David Bush is Preservation Houston's new executive director.

David has proven himself through his work as PH's deputy director and acting executive director. He holds a master's degree in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University and has more than 25 years of experience as a preservation professional. A New Orleans native, David has worked with heritage organizations in Connecticut and Florida, but has spent most of his career with Galveston Historical Foundation and Preservation Houston.

After Harvey, PH is working for you

We hope this finds you safe and dry. Preservation Houston’s staff is in the office on a limited basis in Harvey's aftermath, but we are working for you.

Our city is facing significant burdens in recovering from the unprecedented flooding brought by Harvey, and our historic neighborhoods will have their own unique challenges. Preservation Houston will be here to provide professional advice and accurate, timely information about the resources available for the owners of flood-damaged historic properties.

Texas House bill threatens local tree protections

The Texas Legislature is again working to diminish the ability of counties, municipalities and community associations to protect the character of cities, towns and neighborhoods across Texas. Preservation Houston is asking its members to write or call their representatives in Austin to oppose House Bill 70, which would overturn local tree ordinances and void existing deed restrictions that protect trees.