The mission of the Office of Government Affairs is to create One Dallas by building and maintaining relationships at the local, state, federal and international levels to advance the strategic interests of the residents and businesses choosing to call Dallas home.
We serve as the primary point of contact between the City and other governmental entities and agencies. We maintain a communication network of policy makers and organizations to influence legislative initiatives. Reporting directly to the City Manager, we provide counsel to the Mayor and City Council, as well as executive leadership, on policy matters relevant to the City.
We proactively engage local and regional officials to advocate for the City of Dallas and its residents, while leveraging local stakeholders and promoting City of Dallas programs and initiatives.
We collaborate with state elected officials in Austin to advance legislation that will positively impact the City of Dallas and improve the quality of life for residents.
We work tirelessly with the congressional delegation in Washington, DC to advance its federal priorities and oppose legislation that would negatively impact the City of Dallas and its progress.
We welcome all to the City of Dallas, an international community with a diverse population and thriving workforce. The City is committed to growing its global presence while enhancing our international culture right here at home.
Mandated by the Dallas City Charter, the redistricting process is the redrawing of City Council district lines from which Council Members are elected. It usually takes place every 10 years after the Census releases its population data.