City of Dallas Best (Black Employees Support Team)
Mission: To be a resource, advocate, and partner with the City’s leadership team and our members to identify, nurture, and promote excellence at all ranks within the City’s workforce through professional development, mentoring, cultural programming, and communication.
Highlight Activities: Leadership development and mentoring programs, annual cultural events (Black History Month, Juneteenth), community service projects, and quarterly social/networking activities for City employees
President: Cheritta Johnson
Facebook: @CoDallasBEST #DallasBEST
LGBT Employee Association of Dallas
Mission: To raise awareness of equality issues in the workplace in order to foster an organizational culture that is inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ City employees, promote professional and personal development, and break negative stereotypes through education.
Highlight Activities: Quarterly mixers, community service events, and Pride events for City employees
President: Brian J. Price
Facebook and Instagram: @DallasLGBT
Hispanic Association of City Employees for Results (HACER)
Mission: To provide a network for result-oriented Hispanic City employees who are ready, willing and able to fill and serve the needs of the community, while providing professional and social networking, support, coaching, and mentoring opportunities.
Highlight Activities: Community clean ups for senior citizens, Spanish classes for employees, professional development seminars, and scholarships for City employees.
President: David Trevino, FAIA
Alternate Contact: Kevin Acosta
Phone: 214- 671-8874
Association of Asian American City Employees (AAACE)
Mission: AAACE is an organization of Asian American City of Dallas employees, retirees and supporters established for the purpose of networking, personal development, and to support the City of Dallas in serving the citizens of Dallas.
Highlight Activities: Personal development seminars (2 per year), Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration (showcasing one Asian country every week in May), Diversity Week Celebration, family picnics, and volunteer activities
President: Kimberly Nam
Alternate Contact: Vasavi Pilla
Phone: 214- 671-5124
Veterans ERG (VERG)
The Veteran’s Employee Resource Group (VERG) was organized in March 2018 by a group of dedicated U.S. Armed Forces members. They include active duty, reservist, veterans, and spouses of military members. Their purpose is to cultivate professional development of military members and the spouses thereof, who are employed with the City of Dallas.
Interim President: Katina Robertson, DBA
Alternate Contact: Sonja Lifsey-Smith
Generation Now (Gen Now)
Mission: Generation Now (Gen Now) was organized by a group of City of Dallas young professionals to bridge the gap among generations within the workplace and create a framework for success to support the development of young professionals.
Interim President: Demeshia Jackson
Alternate Contact: Camille Choice
Diversity and Inclusion Contacts:
Vanessa Gray, Manager
Main Number: 214-670-3120