Chad West was elected to the Dallas City Council in May 2019 to represent District 1 and the citizens of Oak Cliff. The son of a retired farmer and a teacher/principal, Chad first came to Texas over 20 years ago with the U.S. Army, where he first served at Fort Sam Houston and later traveled overseas to Hungary and Bosnia. After completing his military tour, Chad was honorably discharged as a combat veteran and attended law school at Texas Tech School of Law, where he graduated with honors.
Prior to his election to the Dallas City Council, Chad served on the Dallas City Plan Commission from 2017 to 2018. As District 1's representative on the CPC, Chad played key roles in advocating for and drafting ordinances for Live-Work, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs or Granny Flats) and Inclusionary Zoning, all of which are currently being used by Dallas to create more rooftops for residents of all income levels. (Read more)
City Construction Project Updates
There are several ongoing City projects of interest to District 1 residents. Weekly updates about several key projects are available on our Project Updates web page. Review the plans and the latest project updates here.