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Mayor’s board/commission appointees most diverse

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Mayor Johnson recently hosted a reception for all of his board and commission appointees at the Bachman Lake Recreation Center.

Mayor Eric Johnson’s appointees to the city’s boards and commissions during his first two years in office were the most diverse in recent history, according to an analysis of City Secretary’s Office data.

“It is also my goal for our city’s boards and commissions to reflect the rich diversity of Dallas, and my chair appointments to these boards and commissions will reflect this diversity as well,” Mayor Johnson added.

During the past two years, Mayor Johnson sought input on potential board nominees from an array of community leaders, such as the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, former state Rep. Helen Giddings, and others.

“As we considered our board and commission positions, we set out to identify qualified and talented people throughout our entire city,” Mayor Johnson said. “Because of that effort, I truly feel that I picked the best people for these vital roles that help guide city policy by providing meaningful input for the city council and city staff.

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”Here is the demographic breakdown* of Mayor Johnson’s board and commission appointees:

  • White: 36%
  • Black: 39%
  • Hispanic: 22%
  • Asian: 3%

*Percentages are rounded to nearest number.

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