Councils & Task Forces

Promote and drive important business initiatives through participation on DRC councils and task forces

All councils and task forces are being held virtually until further notice.
Please contact Cary Bailey for more information.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development Council (Invitation Only)
Supports the marketing of the Dallas Region and corporate recruitment to our region.

Southern Dallas Task Force
Engages in projects intended to promote Southern Dallas as a business location.

Innovation Task Force
Supports the launch and growth of innovation activities by connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and the business community.

International Task Force
Supports DRC’s program to raise the Dallas Region’s profile abroad in order to attract international companies, flights, and talent from around the world.

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

Education & Workforce Council
Oversees the DRC’s talent and education vision, and supports the objectives and goals of developing a talent pipeline that meets the needs of business.

Talent Attraction Council
Guides the marketing of the Dallas Region to attract top talent from around the world for in-demand positions.

PUBLIC POLICY

Public Policy Council
Advises the DRC’s policy positions on a local, state, and federal level to ensure that we are the leading advocacy voice on behalf of the business community.

Infrastructure Task Force
Develops policies and positions focused on the infrastructure needs of the region including water, transportation and mobility, energy and broadband.

Health Care Task Force
Provides direction of health care initiatives and policies that improve access and quality of care for a healthy Dallas Region.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DEI) (Board of Directors Council, Invitation Only)
Provides strategic guidance and resources to improve DEI practices within the DRC, within its members, and throughout the broader Dallas Region.

ENGAGEMENT

Member Experience Council
Serves to amplify the member experience through dynamic events and engagement activities. Enhances awareness of the DRC’s impact across the region.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Leadership programs have additional annual program dues.

Leadership Programs Council* (Invitation Only)
Ensures alignment and partnership across the DRC’s leadership programs, which aim to provide the region with an ongoing source of diverse leaders at all levels of business.

Leadership Dallas* (Application Only)
An intensive education program focused on leadership development, critical issues, and creating positive change in the Dallas Region. Applications open in spring.

Young Professionals*
Develops the region’s future leaders by providing ambitious young professionals (ages 22-40) with the opportunity to build networks, serve the community, learn about policy issues, and grow professionally.

Leadership Dallas Alumni* (Invitation Only)
Provides Leadership Dallas graduates the opportunity to stay connected and continue to create positive change in the Dallas Region.

EXECUTIVE ENGAGEMENT

Executive Women’s Roundtable* (Application Only)
A professional development and relationship-building organization for executive-level women to discuss the challenges and opportunities in their industries and broaden their professional perspectives. Applications open year-round.

Welcoming New Executives
Welcomes executives who have recently joined the Dallas Region’s business community. Programming includes virtual sessions with elected officials, business, and community leaders, and provides opportunities to connect with fellow executives.

GOVERNANCE

Finance & Audit Committee (Invitation Only)
Provides oversight and direction on the financial performance of the DRC. Reviews and approves periodic management reports, audited financial statements, tax filings, budgets, and forecasts.

Investment Committee (Invitation Only)
Provides oversight and direction on the investment policies and practices of the DRC. Interacts with the DRC financial advisor and reviews and approves  investment strategies.

*Councils or Task Forces which require additional investment, program membership, or specific requirements to participate.

Council and Task Force Request Form

Please select the council(s) and task force(s) in which you’d like to participate. Requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis when space is available. Special consideration will be given to members with specific skills or expertise in various areas or industry diversity.

  • Economic Development
  • Education & Workforce
  • Public Policy
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Engagement
  • Leadership Programs
  • Executive Engagement
  • Governance
  • * Councils or Task Forces which require additional investment, program membership or specific requirements to participate.