President, Board of Directors
Craig Longacre’s background in urban design and profession as an architect led him to Kendall Whittier Main Street, a place he could spend time volunteering and supporting the revitalization efforts, and there is no doubt Kendall Whittier is better for it.
Craig has a passion for keeping the district clean and tidy, regularly championing clean up efforts, whether it be a full-day affair or a regular Friday afternoon session to clear litter and debris.
Craig joined the Kendall Whittier Main Street Board in 2016 and worked his way up to Board President, a position he has proudly served in for the last year. He has also chaired the Design + Beautification committee for a couple of years.
As Board President, Craig helped push the organization past the pandemic, ensuring that stagnation did not occur during an important crossroads. His term expires on June 30, 2022, and he will be rolling off the Board.
“We hate lose a Board member like Craig,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, KWMS executive director. “He’s a doer and someone who keeps tasks moving forward. We appreciate his leadership and service over the last six years.”
Staff Says: “Craig is not afraid to do a little bit – or a lot of bit – of manual labor. In 2020, we were doing weekly trash clean ups and Craig was at nearly every one helping keep Kendall Whittier beautiful!” – Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director.
Craig Says: “I started volunteering with Kendall Whittier Main Street because I attended the University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio program, met previous Executive Director Ed Sharrer, and wanted to make an impact while following the passion I felt for revitalization of urban areas in Tulsa.” – Craig Longacre
Fun Fact About Craig: His favorite ice cream flavor is Vietnamese Coffee from Rose Rock Creamery.
Every month in 2022, Kendall Whittier Main Street will be announcing a Volunteer Spotlight. This may be an individual who has gone above and beyond on a project for Kendall Whittier Main Street that month, or it may be a long-time volunteer who deserves recognition for years of service. Those interested in volunteering can learn more here.
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