Partner Sonja J. McGill has been elected to the board of directors for Fair Park First, a Dallas-based nonprofit charged with the stewardship of the 277-acre Dallas Fair Park – home to Dallas landmarks including the Centennial Building, the Cotton Bowl Stadium and the State Fair of Texas, with 1.2 million square feet of covered exhibit space. Fair Park First’s mission is to restore, revitalize and renew the National Historic Landmark to attract attention from across the region and the entire country by creating a master plan to improve this world-class park, entertainment and cultural campus, and the community’s access to it. The organization’s initiatives are geared towards strengthening community inclusion and local programming, as well as attracting new events and organizations to Fair Park for daily and annual events/activities. The group also aims to protect Fair Park’s art deco architecture and works of art, while increasing sales and marketing awareness of current and planned events at Fair Park. In October of 2018, Fair Park First was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council to assume management for the park and a 20-year contract commenced on January 1. McGill joins a board that includes numerous notable names in the Dallas area, including: Veletta Lill; the Rev. Donald Parrish, pastor of True Lee Missionary Baptist Church; and Arcilia Acosta, chief executive of CARCON Industries.
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