88S30277 CW-D
  By: Johnson, Parker, West S.R. No. 8
         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;
         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 88th Texas 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
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas Senate.