Councils & Task Forces

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development Council (Invitation Only)
Supports the marketing and overall corporate recruitment of the one-of-a-kind Dallas Region.

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

Innovation Task Force
Supports the launch and growth of state-of-the-art innovation, collaborating with entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and the business community.

International Task Force
Helps the DRC put the Dallas Region on the world stage, attracting international companies and talent.

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

Education & Workforce Council
Oversees the DRC’s talent and education vision, developing a workforce pipeline that meets the needs of ever-changing business.

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

PUBLIC POLICY

Public Policy Advisory Council
Advises the DRC’s policy positions on a local, state, and federal level, ensuring the DRC is the leading advocacy voice for the business community.

Health Care Task Force
Lead health care initiatives and policies that improve access and quality of care for the Dallas Region.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

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

DEI Leaders Connect (Invitation Only)
DEI leaders in the Dallas Region discuss multifaceted DEI challenges and opportunities with a focus on results-driven action.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Leadership programs have additional annual program dues.

Leadership Programs Council* (Invitation Only)
Ensures partnership across the DRC’s leadership programs, giving companies access to diverse leaders at all levels of business.

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

Leadership Dallas Alumni
Helps Leadership Dallas graduates stay connected and continue to make a difference in the Dallas Region.

Young Professionals*
Develops the region’s future leaders by giving ambitious young professionals (ages 22-40) the tools to build networks, better serve the community, and grow professionally.

LEAD YP* (Application Only)
A six-month leadership development program designed to help young professionals gain a better understanding of their personal leadership styles, DRC YP membership is required to apply for the LEAD YP program.

EXECUTIVE ENGAGEMENT

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

Welcoming New Executives (Invitation Only)
Welcomes executives who have recently joined the Dallas Region’s business community. Programming includes sessions with elected officials, business, and community leaders.

GOVERNANCE

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

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

*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
  • Leadership Programs
  • Executive Engagement
  • Governance
  • * Councils or Task Forces which require additional investment, program membership or specific requirements to participate.