Boards & Commissions

​Departmental Boards and Commission Agendas 

COVID-19 Update

May is Older Americans Month and, traditionally, this has involved numerous activities and events throughout the City targeting older adults.

At this time, events connected to Older Americans Month are CANCELLED for 2020. This includes the annual Parks and Recreation Mother’s Day Luncheon, DART’s 2020 Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair, Parks and Recreation’s Senior Games, and other activities. Additionally, and due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all our outreach events, including the Senior Safety Summit, the Senior Housing / Aging in Place Expo and the Age Friendly Dallas Expo, have been put on hold for 2020. Staff will continue to monitor the circumstances and work within the guidance of the CDC, our local health authority, and City of Dallas leadership in determining whether and when to re-schedule these events.

The Senior Services staff continues to work diligently providing casework based on referral and information to all seniors that reside within the City of Dallas. Seniors are invited to connect with us via our Senior Help Line at (214) 670-5227.

Senior Affairs Commission (SAC)

The Senior Affairs Commission is a 15-member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The functions of the Commission are​ to:​

  • Recommend the role of the City and the Commission in ensuring the provision of services to the elderly;​
  • Advise the City Council as requested on elderly issues;
  • Provide access for citizens' comments on elderly issues
  • Assist the City in the identification of programs for the elderly that are needed in the community; and
  • ​Perform other duties assigned by the City Council

The Commission holds regular meetings and committee meetings each month, with the exception of July. 

Senior Affairs Commission Members


 Jan Hart Black



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    Carmen Arana

    District 1

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  District 2


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Verna G. Mitchell

District 3


Myrtis Evans D41.jpg   Vacant

District 4


Carl Raines-District 5.jpg     ​Ja'Net Huling

District 5


Chair, Safety & Health Committee 

Marilyn Daniels

District 6


   Cannon Flowers

   District 7                                     


   Transportation & Outdoor Spaces Sub-   Committee Chair

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  District 8

Social, Civic Engagement and Isolation Sub-Committee Chair

 Beverly Parson White 

 District 9




    Jeri Baker

    District 10


      Bill Gart

  District 11

  Senior Affairs Commission Vice Chair; Housing & Information Sub-Committee Chair 

  Zelene Lovit 

  District 12


  Peter Kline

  District 13


  Sara Wick

  District 14

Commission Development/Education Options Ad Hoc Sub-Committee Chair

Senior Affairs Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes

​January 28, 2019
Retreat Minutes
​February 25, 2019
​March 25, 2019Agenda
​April 22, 2019​​Agenda
​May 20, 2019​​Agenda
​June 24, 2019​​AgendaMinutes
​July 2019 - No Meeting
​August 26, 2019Agenda
​September 23, 2019Agenda
​October 28, 2019​​AgendaMinutesVideo
​November 25, 2019AgendaMinutesVideo
​December 16, 2019AgendaMinutesVideo
​January 24, 2020
 Workshop Minutes
​February 24, 2020AgendaMinutes​ ​
​June 22, 2020AgendaMinutes
August 24, 2020AgendaMinutes
​September 21, 2020AgendaMinutes


Commission Meeting Archive:

2018 Commission Meeting Archive
2014 Commission Meeting Archive

Office of Senior Affairs​ 

News Links

Senior Services Newsletter (Spring 2020)



Contact Information:

Office of Senior Affairs
1500 Marilla, Room 6BN
Dallas, TX 75201​

Ana Camacho, Senior Affairs Manager
(214) 670-4218 

Myckycle M. Hart, Senior Affairs Commission Liaison
(214) 670-7883