Everett L. Fly, FASLA is a native of San Antonio where he lives with his wife Rosalinda. He has practiced as a licensed landscape architect and architect for forty-two years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (honors) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
His national consultations include multidisciplinary planning, urban design and historic preservation projects. He served on the State of Texas National Register Board of Review (1980 - 1986) and the Mayor’s appointee to the City of San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission (1988 - 1994). He chaired the board of Humanities Texas from 1993 to 1994. President Bill Clinton appointed Everett to two terms (1994 - 2001) on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
President Barack Obama awarded him one of ten 2014 National Humanities Medals for his body of work preserving the integrity of African American places and landmarks. He is a co-founder of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM).