We surveyed attendees from February's DFW Local Officials Symposium and listened to their feedback.
Our next event on Friday, June 10th will be shorter, will incldue a narrower range of topics, and will focus on tangible and practical policy solutions to the fiscal challenges faced by local officials. Fiscal issues surrounding taxation, spending priorities, and debt were the most popular topics in Februrary, according to event attendees.
Locally-focused events hosted by Direct Action Texas and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility's Metrolex Bureau are designed to encourage an honest discussion between local officials about current policy challenges and solutions.
They're also a great opportunity to network with other like-minded colleagues in the region!
Please see below for our upcoming event's programming.
*Registration is required, so please purchase a ticket to RSVP and reserve a lunch at the venue.
Event Schedule: Friday, June10th
10:00 AM: Registration, Attendee Networking (Coffee Provided)
10:30 AM: Speaker: Anthony Wilder, Mayor Pro Tem, Carrollton City Council
Topic: "Best Practices When Budgeting"
11:00 AM: Audience Q&A with Councilman Wilder
11:30 AM: Lunch Served (Table Discussion Encouraged)
12:30 PM: Speaker: Keith Self, Collin County Judge
Topic: "Understanding Property Tax Rates & Appraisal Growth"
1:00 PM: Audience Q&A with Judge Self
1:30 PM: Audience Q&A with Panelists: (Panelists TBD)
Topic: "How Individual Officials Can Positively Impact the Governing Process"
3:00 PM: Close of Program
Listen to what local officials in DFW had to say about our inauguaral event in Dallas on Feb. 5th, 2016!
"It was fabulous!"
"I would definitely attend another event like this."
"I appreciated that like minded officials had differences but they were respected."
"Please continue to broaden participation from officials and citizens in these types of events!"
"The event should be live-streamed and archived for posterity!"
"Have these [events] as often as possible."
"The most attractive aspects of the event were newtworking with like-minded people while discussing real challenges and policy solutions."
"Please have more events like these around the DFW Metroplex."