DFW Local Officials Symposium

By DFW Local Elected Officials Symposium (other events)

Friday, February 5 2016 8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Metroplex officials are invited to participate in an interactive policy discussion and social hour in Dallas, led by your locally elected colleagues.

Co-hosted by Direct Action Texas, RStreet, and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the one-day event will include panel discussions on a variety of regionally relevant issues, led by city, county, and school officials.

James Quintero, Director of Local Governance at Texas' leading public policy foundation, will be contributing to the discussion and aiding moderation.

Topics include fiscal issues, water, transportation, intergovernmental relations, best practices, and economic development.

Audience particiaption is encouraged. The interactive programming is designed to facilitate a healthy policy discussion, extended Q & A with panelists and audience members, and social networking.

Coffee and lunch provided with registration.

Seating is limited due to the size of venue, so please register now!


8:00-9:00     Registration / Networking

9:00-9:15    Welcome and Introduction to Programming

9:15-10:30    Panel - Stretching Your Tax Dollars: A Look at Spending, Taxes, and Debt

Panelists: Anthony Wilder (Carrollton), Shahid Shafi (Southlake), Bill Metzger (DCCCD), Yoram Solomon (Plano ISD), Chris Hill (Collin County), Scott Griggs (Dallas)

Moderator: James Quintero (TPPF)

10:45-11:30    Panel - Transportation Challenges and Solutions

Panelists: Chris Putnam (Colleyville), Andy Nguyen (Tarrant County), Keith Self (Collin County)

Moderator: Ross Kecseg (TFR)

11:45-12:30     Lunch served - The Role of Public Fiduciaries - Wallace Hall (University of Texas, Board of Regents)

12:45-1:45    Panel - Best Practices - Ensuring Public Trust and Confidence

Panelists: Armin Mizani (Keller), Warren Norred (JPS/Arlington), Beth Van Duyne (Irving), Mary Kelleher (TRWD)        

Moderator: Tim O’Hare (Frm Mayor)

2:00-3:00    Panel - Water, Intergovernmental Relations

Panelists: Chris Putnam (Colleyville), Ron Kelly (Plano), James Lee Murphy (River Authority)

Moderator: Josiah Neeley (R Street)

3:15-4:30    Panel - Economic Development

Panelists: Beth Van Duyne (Irving), James Quintero (TPPF), Art Martinez de Vara (Ask), Jungus Jordan (Fort Worth), Trae Fowler (Haltom City)

Moderator: Allegra Hill (TPPF)

Closing Comments - Aaron Harris

Happy Hour and networking to follow.

For More Information or Questions Contact: [email protected] or (682) 626-5679


DFW Local Elected Officials Symposium