City of Dallas

Brita Andercheck, chief data officer and director of the Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

How Dallas’ Chief Data Officer Tackles Urban Challenges as a ‘Data Surgeon’

by | Jan 5, 2023
Andercheck is leading a charge to create a data culture in Dallas that empowers everyone to speak, understand, and access data.

As the Dallas data chief, she was recently featured in Data-Smart City Solutions, a project by the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. In the feature, Anderchief discussed how CDOs use data on income and infrastructure to identify areas in need of additional assistance.
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GovTech Media: Dallas Chief Information Officer Gets City Executive of Year Award
by | Dec 19, 2022

StateScoop has included city of Dallas Chief Information Officer William Zielinski among the winners of City Executive of the Year awards in the LocalSmart program by the online news publication that focuses on technology in local government....

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Dallas Forms Business Climate Leadership Group to Accelerate Climate Action
by | Dec 19, 2022
In a partnership with the City-Business Climate Alliance, the newly formed group met last month to begin pursuing initiatives aimed at climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says the alliance will "help establish Dallas and its businesses as national leaders in implementing data-driven climate solutions to promote a vibrant, healthy, and resilient city.”
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City of Dallas, Zimperium Partner on Free Mobile Security App
by | Dec 5, 2022
The app was developed by Dallas-based Zimperium, a leader in mobile security, and is designed to secure devices against even the most advanced threats. Available as a free download on Apple iOS and Android Play, Dallas Secure arrives just in time for the busy holiday mobile-commerce season.

"Public safety comes first in Dallas—and cybersecurity is a form of public safety,” Mayor Eric Johnson said.
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City of Dallas Appoints Interim Director of Aviation

by | Nov 10, 2022
This appointment comes after former director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month.
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Frisco-based Ever.Ag Adds Ex-General Mills Exec to Board of Directors 
by | Nov 9, 2022

Ever.Ag, a Frisco-based AgTech supply chain software and financial services company, announced that it has added former General Mills executive John Church as an independent member to its board of directors....

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City of Dallas ‘Welcoming Newcomers’ Website Directs Aid to Refugees

by | Apr 5, 2022
Dallas is one of just 12 "Certified Welcoming" places in the U.S.—and the only one in Texas.

As news of refugees fleeing the Russian army in Ukraine dominates the headlines, the city launched a website that helps connect people looking to volunteer or donate to recognized organizations providing services to immigrants and refugees in Dallas.
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Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Raises $10M for Historic ‘Rapid Rehousing’ Program
by | Oct 18, 2021
The private donations by local companies and foundations are for the Dallas R.E.A.L. Time Rapid Rehousing initiative. Its goal: house more than 2,700 homeless people and families over the next two years. The $10M in private funds will complement $62M in federal funds allocated by local governments and DHA, the North Texas housing authority.
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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Discusses Parallel Crises Facing City, Looks to the Future
by | Dec 11, 2020
During Eric Johnson’s term as Mayor of Dallas, he's had to respond to two major crises so far: the ongoing pandemic and an increase in violent crime. Mayor Johnson addressed these issues in The Year-End Conversation and also touched on initiatives to develop Dallas’ workforce and transform the city into a destination for startup companies.
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City of Dallas, The DEC @ Redbird, 200 Business Orgs Partner to Launch Small Business Ecosystem

by | Jul 1, 2020
More than 200 Dallas County business service organizations have formed B.U.I.L.D. to provide resources for local small businesses. There will be a strong focus on women- and minority-owned businesses.
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Local Economic Recovery Task Force Launches Dallas Forward Initiative to Help Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
by | Jun 23, 2020
According to Mayor Eric Johnson, restoring Dallas' small and medium-sized business ecosystem is the key to our economic recovery from COVID-19. The new online portal hosts resources on supplies, funds, reopening and more, including what was donated by some of Dallas' leading companies.
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City of Dallas Hires a New CIO—And He Has a Vast Background in Federal Technology
by | Jun 17, 2020
Last week, Bill Zielinski, a longtime employee in the federal IT space, officially replaced Hugh Miller as Dallas' chief information officer.
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