Center City Executive Director Receives Statewide Award

The Center City of Amarillo receives a statewide award at the Texas Historical Commission Preservation Awards Ceremony.

Center City Executive Director Beth Duke received the Anice B. Read Award for Excellence in Community Heritage Development.

Center City Executive Director Beth Duke,

Beth Duke has been with Center City for the past 13 years and achieved several milestones including Reinvesting Reinvestment of more than $1 million in Façade Grants to improve downtown buildings and signage, and an increase of almost $100 million in downtown property values through public, private and public-private investments.

Downtown rehabilitation projects including the award-winning renovations for historic buildings such as the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk, the Herring State Bank Downtown Branch, the Levine’s Building, The Firestone and the Woolworth Building.