Diversity & Inclusion - Executive Update
June 2017


The Diversity and Inclusion team collaborated with the Dallas Sports Commission in hosting the 19th Annual Korean American National Sports Festival, June 15-17.  The event brought thousands of athletes and their families to Dallas for 3 days of competition.    

We welcomed to Dallas over 1000 elected and appointed officials throughout the country for the 34th Annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), June 22-24 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel to include 3 days of plenary and breakout sessions designed to deepen the understanding of public policy and critical issues.  The "No to SB4" plenary was well attended by elected and appointed officials from not only Texas, but other diverse States.  Attendees enjoyed all the after dark events from the President George W. Bush Library, the Mexico exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art and the final night at the AT&T Stadium.  

Visitors from across the globe gathered at Klyde Warren Park and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for 4 days of MegaFest 2017.  Thank you to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senator Royce West, Councilmember Casey Thomas, Councilmember Tennell Atkins, Janie Havel from the Governor's office and the entire MegaFest Host Committee for your leadership, guidance and support.  Final attendance numbers will be available at the end of July.

In other activities, the staff celebrated Pride month with a tour and presentation of The Resource Center, attended the Texas Diversity Council meeting and MegaFest Host Committee VIP Reception at the home of Jan Miller and Jeff Rich.

MegaFest 2017