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Heritage Oak Cliff, founded as the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, was formed in 1975 primarily to save Winnetka Heights from a demise that would have left an irreplaceable hole in Dallas’ history. Today, Winnetka Heights is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Oak Cliff and remains an integral part of the Dallas community.


Almost every street in Oak Cliff has a story to tell and showcases the great diversity of Dallas. Those who choose to settle here do so for Oak Cliff’s beauty and rich history. Many built large gorgeous homes designed by some of the most talented architects of the day. Others focused on smaller homes designed by planners and architects with an eye toward quality, durability and family life. Over time, styles continue to evolve, and new neighborhoods emerge to reflect those changes. Heritage Oak Cliff views all neighborhoods as partners in promoting Oak Cliff as a thriving community welcoming to all.


Today Heritage counts more than 30 member neighborhoods, stretching from Interstate 30 south to Camp Wisdom Road (See map below). From long established neighborhood associations to smaller neighborhood groups beginning their journeys, all contribute to the beauty, diversity, and vitality that is Oak Cliff. We have done our best below to capture a map of the neighborhoods.


For over 40 years, Heritage OC has produced the annual Old Oak Cliff Home Tour. 2021 is a pivotal year and we have launched the brand new Passport Oak Cliff, which targets a more neighborhood participation and community building. By no means are we done with home tours, we are just evolving. The proceeds of the Home Tours and Passport Oak Cliff are used to grant awards to member neighborhoods for conservation, beautification and preservation projects and other projects that enhance the character and charm of the area.

Executive Committee Members

Recently Heritage Oak Cliff was fortunate enough to gain access to a Google Workspace for Non Profits. Each of the members of our Executive Committee and many other roles now have direct email you can reach them through. If you click on the name of the member, you will see or open a window to send them a message. Reach out, we'd love to hear from you.


The President presides over the executive committee, board, and membership meetings, representing and promoting Heritage Oak Cliff in all situations.

VICE PRESIDENT

Juana Veliz


The Vice President acts as the representative of the President, appoints the Chair of the annual Passport Oak Cliff Committee, and is the liaison to at-large members.

SECRETARY

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TREASURER

Tim Hill


The Treasurer is responsible for collecting Heritage Oak Cliff revenue, disburses funds, and provides monthly financial reports.

VP COMMUNICATIONS
Jim Hauck


The Vice President of Communications maintains news relations with media, writes press releases, creates newsletters, and is appointed webmaster and administrator.

VP NEIGHBORHOODS

Susan Lee


The Vice President of Neighborhoods acts as a liaison between the Heritage Oak Cliff board and neighborhood associations, as well as chair the Grants Committee.

VP MEMBERSHIP

Paul Carden


The Vice President of Membership maintains the membership roster/database, recruits new members, and organizes community activities with Events Chair.

PRESIDENT EMERITUS


The Immediate Past President provides advisement to the current President and is responsible for coordinating Oak Cliff Live and other special events.

EVENTS CHAIR

Trudy Newton


The Special Events Chair leads the Passport Oak Cliff event and manages other special membership events throughout the year along with the Grant Awards Celebration.

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

Mike Matthews


The Fundraising Chair is responsible maintaining relationships with Business Members and Donors, along with establishing new relationships and leading fundraising efforts.

MEMBERS AT LARGE

At-Large Members are elected by the membership to represent concerns of the general Oak Cliff community, without reference to one individual neighborhood. These members help Heritage Oak Cliff gain a “big picture” insight on what is happening in the community. The Executive Officers are elected from among the At-Large Member.

      • Craig Wheeler
      • David Preziosi
      • Ric Shanahan

Neighborhood Representatives

Every member neighborhood is asked to designate a representative to attend Heritage Oak Cliff board meetings, vote on actions, and serve on various committees and projects. Neighborhood Representatives carry information from Heritage Oak Cliff back to their neighborhoods and, in turn, bring their neighborhood’s concerns to our attention. If you note an error in our listing, or if your neighborhood is going through a change of leadership, please reach out to vpneighborhoods@heritageoakcliff.org. For more information navigate over to our Neighborhoods page.

NeighborhoodPrimary ContactSecondary Contact
Beckley Club EstatesJuana Veliz 
BeckleywoodJudi Glazer 
Beverly HillsBarbara Barbee 
Bishop Arts DistrictDavid Spence 
BrettonwoodsBarbara Macleod 
Cedar Crest VillageJacy Elston 
Cedar OaksBill Farrell 
East Kessler ParkSteven Springfield 
El Tivoli PlaceCirzy GonzalezJD Jasso
Elderoaks Civic AssociationPending 
ElmwoodVioleta Gallardo Montejano 
Glen OaksPending 
Hampton HillsMatthew Flaherty 
Kessler Neighbors UnitedSusan Melnick 
Kessler Plaza / Ravinia HeightsStacy HillburnMaggie Huff
Kidd SpringsPending 
Kiest Park Community GroupJudy BrooksCharlie Brooks 
KiestwoodMelinda MahaffeyJon Montgomery 
Kimball SquareFrankie Reed 
Kings HighwayLybo Buchanan 
L.O. DanielAngela Angel 
Lake CliffKatrina Whatley 
North CliffMike MatthewsJames Matthews 
Oak Park Estates /  Druid HillsJames Fairchild 
Oakland TerraceDavid Klempin 
Polk-VernonAstrid FuentesYolanda Alameda 
Ruthmeade PlacePending 
South Winnetka HeightsPending 
Stevens Park EstatesJane Rogers 
Stevens Park VillageTrudy NewtonZac Chandler 
Summit LawnPending 
Sunset HillLauren Yamaoka 
Tenth Street/Freedmans TownPatricia CoxRosa Medrano
The Dells DistrictPending 
West KesslerAngie Mobley 
Winnetka HeightsRichard EwersTeresa Norton 
Wynnewood HeightsStan Aten 
Wynnewood NorthGary Ellis

Heritage Oak Cliff Member Neighborhoods Map

The map below represents recent (September 2021) collaborative and research effort of our member Austin Miller. While the map is a work in progress, and ever changing, we heard the neighbors of Oak Cliff loud and clear recently, and made establishing a new more accurate map a priority. If your neighborhood is grey, then you do not have a membership in Heritage Oak Cliff, and we would love to help you change that. New member applications can start by reaching out to our VP of Neighborhoods (vpneighborhoods@heritageoakcliff.org) and letting them know you want to become a member.

Please report any error on the map to vpcommunications@heritageoakcliff.org.

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Member Neighborhoods


CONTACT US - You can message any of our Executive Committee MembersMembers by clicking on their name on at About Us page which shows their email address. Board Members and General Members can be found via the Membership Directory.

Mailing Address:

Heritage Oak Cliff

P.O. Box 4027
Dallas, Texas  75208
email: heritageoakcliff@heritageoakcliff.org