Preservation Park Cities' Distinguished Speaker Luncheon will highlight Ray Washburne, president of Highland Park Village, as the keynote speaker for the event. The title of his presentation will be "Highland Park Village: Then and Now." The luncheon will be chaired by Tish Key and Alisa Sell.
In 2009, Washburne and his wife, Heather, and Stephen and Elisa Summers purchased the landmark 80-year-old Highland Park Village and have taken significant measures to protect, preserve and enhance its architectural and historical integrity. Washburne was a featured speaker years ago and presented his historical photographs, personal stories and documents. Now years later, he will bring more details and updates on the continuing evolvement of the oldest shopping center in the United States and Dallas’ premier open-air shopping and dining destination.