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(l-r)Johnny Richardson, Manager with Green Mountain Energy (they awarded ICDC with the nearly $130k grant), Adam Bazaldua, District 7 Dallas City Councilman, Diane Ragsdale, ICDC Founder /Director and Billy Lane, ICDC Asst Executive Director

By Cheryl Smith

For decades, Dallas native and former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Diane Ragsdale has been a champion for her community and while some grow up and move away, she is one who stayed and has been instrumental in the growth and development of an area that oftentimes is overlooked.

Since its founding in 1986 by Ragsdale, who serves as the executive director, the Innercity Development Corporation (ICDC) has been all about transforming the South Dallas Community.

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