In the past year, the Trust has added four distinguished new members to its board of directors, representing a diversity of industries and backgrounds. Each new member will serve a four year term, including committee assignments that draw on their respective areas of expertise.
For the first time, the Trust has published a brief report highlighting the progress against the National Mall Plan. Unveiled at the BALL for THE MALL, the “State of the National Mall Report” provides updates and emphasis on what has been achieved to preserve and transform the Mall – along with a clear assessment of the ongoing but yet unmet needs that can be addressed with public and private funding.
From the swelling crowds of January to an electric Fourth of July to the first snow of the season in December, it has been an eventful year on the National Mall. As 2017 draws to a close, I am proud of how much this national park means to all Americans and how much we accomplished together this year through your generous support.
The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall have begun a restoration of the George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The yearlong project will include reconstruction of the central fountain, adding perennial plantings throughout the site and a thorough touch-up to the George Mason statue, trellis, and inscriptions.
Michael E. Ruane of the Washington Post chronicles the historic move of the Lockkeeper's House.