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Mary Lu Seidel

Chicago Field Director
National Trust for Historic Preservation


Chicago, IL

Mary Lu Seidel is the Chicago Field Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, working to save nationally significant places and revitalize older urban areas. Among her other National Trust work, she is managing a community revitalization campaign in a distressed neighborhood in Detroit. She has extensive community building experience from her more than 25 years in the Chicago area market working in economically and ethnically diverse areas. Her work has focused on strategic planning, community organizing, public policy, advocacy and development.