Landmarks Names New Executive Director

Sarah Carroll, new LPC Executive Director.  Image Credit: LPC.

Sarah Carroll, new LPC Executive Director. Image Credit: LPC.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has named Sarah Carroll as its new Executive Director. As Executive Director, Carroll will oversee LPC’s research and preservation divisions and manage the Commission’s budget, operations, technology, staffing, communications, and public outreach. She will serve as primary advisor to the Chair in developing and implementing agency policies and strategic plans.

Ms. Carroll has 20 years of experience in the field of Preservation in New York City, and has held several positions at the Commission over the years. During her time at LPC, she has reviewed projects that involved adapting, renovating and restoring designated City landmarks and buildings within historic districts. Carroll served as the Director of Preservation at LPC for nearly a decade, and was responsible for directing the regulatory work and policies of the agency. In her former role, she helped property owners, architects, developers, and contractors navigate the rules and regulations that govern New York City landmarks.

“Sarah’s commitment to the mission of the agency and to public service makes her the ideal person to take on the role of Executive Director,” said Commission Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan. “As the Commission’s Director of Preservation since 2005, she has successfully led her team to ensure that the agency is rigorous, efficient, and fair. We look forward to Sarah bringing her exceptional experience, wisdom and leadership to her new position.”

In 2012 Carroll was the recipient of the Sloan Public Service Award for her work at the Commission. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Bates College and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Sarah Carroll told CityLand, “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as the Commission’s Executive Director. I am very excited to work closely with the Chair in developing the agency’s policies and long-term goals and to work with building owners, architects, communities and other stakeholders who interact with the Commission. It’s an exciting time for preservation in New York City, and I look forward to helping lead the agency as we continue to protect historic resources and participate in the development of the urban fabric of the city.”

Carroll succeeds Kate Daly, who left the agency in early October to become Senior Vice President of the Industry Transformation Team at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. CityLand wishes Kate the best of luck and we look forward to working with Ms. Carroll.

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