Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announces appointments to key organizations

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Wednesday announced he has appointed City Councilmembers to represent the city’s interests at the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), VisitDallas, and the North Texas Commission.

The City of Dallas will be represented at the RTC — the independent transportation policy body of the NCTCOG — by the following appointees:

  • Adam McGough
  • Cara Mendelsohn
  • Omar Narvaez
  • Chad West (City Council alternate)
  • Mark Aldredge (University Park councilmember/council alternate)
  • Phil Ritter (citizen representative)
  • William Tsao (citizen representative)
  • Dan Micciche (citizen alternate)

Aldredge, Ritter, Tsao, and Micciche were previously appointed to their positions.

Mayor Johnson appointed Mendelsohn to represent Dallas on the NCTCOG’s Executive Board. Then-City Councilmember Lee Kleinman had previously served on the board.

In addition, to the VisitDallas Board of Directors, Mayor Johnson appointed City Councilmember Gay Willis. She will take the seat previously held by then-Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano. VisitDallas, which receives a portion of the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue, is responsible for marketing the city nationally and internationally.

And the mayor appointed City Councilmember Carolyn King Arnold to serve on North Texas Commission’s executive committee. The North Texas Commission is a public-private partnership that provides a forum for cities and businesses to discuss regional issues and advocate for policies.

“Dallas is the economic engine of this region, and our city’s vital interests must be well-represented with these key organizations,” Mayor Johnson said. “I look forward to working with our representatives to help Dallas obtain crucial funding, provide oversight, and build for the future.”

All of the positions are determined at the mayor’s sole discretion and do not require City Council approval. The appointments are effective immediately.



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