WHEREAS, The Community Council of Greater Dallas 80th
  anniversary gala is taking place on November 9, 2023, at the Arts
  District Mansion in Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1943, CCGD identifies services that
  are needed in the community, assesses how they could be delivered,
  and implements action plans with its member agencies and public
  sector resources; tackling critical issues such as juvenile
  delinquency and welfare, the elderly, public health, daycare, and
  legislative advocacy, the organization advances its mission
  through fact-based research and by deploying volunteers,
  incubating new services and agencies, expanding government
  programs, initiating collaborative work, and delivering selected
  direct services; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, the council has been integral
  in the creation of several social services, including the
  Dallas Family Court, the Dallas County Juvenile Department,
  the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, the Dallas Community Action
  Agency, the Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission,
  Head Start of Greater Dallas, the Callier Center for
  Communication Disorders, the Volunteer Center of North Texas,
  the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Community Dental
  Care, the Dallas Association of Services to the Homeless, AIDS
  Arms, Inc., The Concilio, Lemmon Avenue Bridge, Youth and
  Family Centers, and the Gleaning Network; and
         WHEREAS, The theme for this year's gala is inspired by the
  Mahatma Gandhi quote, "be the change you wish to see in the world";
  the celebration will feature remarks by keynote speaker Dale
  Hansen, the beloved news anchor who retired from WFAA after nearly
  40 years at the station; and
         WHEREAS, For eight decades, the Community Council of
  Greater Dallas has had an immeasurable impact in the lives of
  countless area residents, and all those involved with the
  organization are indeed deserving of recognition for their
  invaluable contributions; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby commemorate the
  Community Council of Greater Dallas 80th anniversary gala and
  extend to all those in attendance sincere best wishes for a
  memorable and meaningful event; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard
  from the Texas Senate.
  Johnson, Parker, West
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on October 9, 2023.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate