Mayor Mike Rawlings

Mayor Mike Rawlings Mike Rawlings is the former Mayor of Dallas.

06/20/2019
We just completed our final City Council meeting to officially accept the results of the 2019 elections. Thank you all f...
06/17/2019

We just completed our final City Council meeting to officially accept the results of the 2019 elections.

Thank you all for serving. It’s been the greatest honor of my life to work with you.

06/11/2019

We tackled some huge issues during my time as mayor, including poverty, homelessness, education, workforce development, and domestic violence. Of course, much work remains. But we made great progress on these and other issues thanks to servant leaders who generously gave their time, money and resources. These are some of the people and organizations who deserve our thanks for their great work these past eight years.

- Laurie Larrea and Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas and Board
- Rob Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Jan Langbein (Genesis Women's Shelter & Support)
- Paige Flink (The Family Place)
- Dallas Domestic Violence Task Force
- Dallas ISD School board and leadership
- KIPP DFW
- Uplift Education
- Todd Williams and The Commit Partnership
- Alan Cohen, Child Poverty Action Lab
- Larry James, CitySquare
- Regina Montoya and the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty

Important information regarding bulk/brush pickup for June, July and August. Code Compliance will not issue citations fo...
06/11/2019

Important information regarding bulk/brush pickup for June, July and August. Code Compliance will not issue citations for brush and storm debris placed for pickup outside of normal operations

Who should you call?

Know when to call 3-1-1, 9-1-1 or Oncor for storm related issues.

City of Dallas - City Hall

Micki and I are devastated to learn of Alan’s passing. I met Alan more than 25 years ago when I was an ad executive. We ...
06/10/2019

Micki and I are devastated to learn of Alan’s passing. I met Alan more than 25 years ago when I was an ad executive. We remained friends over the years. He was always a gentleman and he cherished the job he had at The Dallas Morning News for 30 years. We will miss him. Dallas will miss him.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/the-dallas-morning-news/2019/06/09/alan-peppard-wrote-dallas-morning-news-30-years-dead-56

Alan Peppard, the Dallas native who worked his way from society columnist to Texas historian, who could turn forgotten footnotes into multi-part...

Important update on this afternoon’s storm: Today’s storms did affect 911 call centers across the region, including at o...
06/10/2019

Important update on this afternoon’s storm:

Today’s storms did affect 911 call centers across the region, including at one point, in the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas call center is now operational and 9-1-1 calls are being answered. Due to the high call volume, some residents may receive a busy signal, we are encouraging residents to please hang up and call back immediately.

For residents without power, the following libraries are open: Central Library, Hampton-Illinois, and Polk-Wisdom. We are working to activate additional sites as needed.

Latino Cultural Center has been activated as a respite center for residents without power or in need. City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management has also activated a command center at the Latino Cultural Center. OEM is coordinating efforts with Dallas Fire Rescue, Dallas Police Department, and the Red Cross as well as the property management of the collapsed building in the Live Oak area.

Love Field Airport also experienced damage including, the Southwest Airlines Hangar. Southwest Airlines had 27 cancellations due to weather diversions. There were also issues with power. With the exception of trees, there has not been any identifiable damage to City property as of yet.

City crews are continuing to assess the areas impacted.

In addition, first responders remain on site near the collapsed building in the Live Oak area and we continue to work with local and state authorities to ensure that our response is appropriate and we maintain the safety of others in the area.

Residents are still being urged to call 3-1-1 immediately to report downed trees or any other flooded areas. The City’s social media sites are being updated with this information.

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6:37 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 Today’s storms did affect 911 call centers across the region, including at one point, in the City of Dallas. The City of Dallas call center is now operational and 9-1-1 calls are being answered. Due to the high call volume, some residents may receive a busy signal, w...

It's election day Dallas. Polls are open today from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. If you haven't already, be sure to cast your vote: htt...
06/08/2019

It's election day Dallas. Polls are open today from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. If you haven't already, be sure to cast your vote: https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/

Unofficial Turnout information: Dallas County Elections - Official

Great conversation with Vivid Sydney on how we can  build connected, smarter cities of the future  Betsy Price
06/08/2019

Great conversation with Vivid Sydney on how we can build connected, smarter cities of the future

Betsy Price

Dallas has faced some adversities in the last several years - from Ebola and the Dallas police ambush to opening up shel...
06/07/2019

Dallas has faced some adversities in the last several years - from Ebola and the Dallas police ambush to opening up shelters to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. People often ask, “how do you lead during trying times?” By having a strong support system - our faith community. These are the faith leaders who I can call on anytime for counsel. They pray, volunteer, provide resources and much more.

Michael Bowie Jr
Gerald Britt
Bishop Edward Burns
Richie Butler
Bryan Carter
Neil G. Cazares-Thomas
Jerry Christian
Denny Davis
Tony Evans
Frederick D Haynes III
Zan Holmes
T.D. Jakes
Lelious Johnson
Marcus King
George Mason
Will McCall
Vashti McKenzie
Almas Muscatwalla
Andrew Paley
Vincent Parker
Sharron Patterson
Rickie Rush
Ervin D Seamster
Chris Simmons
Paul Rasmussen
David Stern
Andy Stoker
Omar Suleiman
Jeff Warren
Francis Waters
Kerry Wesley

7/7 memorial service photos: The Dallas Morning News

We also had the opportunity to meet with Australia-based travel companies and share ideas on what it takes to build a su...
06/07/2019

We also had the opportunity to meet with Australia-based travel companies and share ideas on what it takes to build a successful tourism destination. Thank you Consul General Sharon Hudson-Deanor hosting us.

Two great leaders Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Mayor Betsy Price. They are the longest-serving female mayors of Sydney an...
06/07/2019

Two great leaders Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Mayor Betsy Price. They are the longest-serving female mayors of Sydney and Fort Worth. Thank you Lord Mayor for welcoming us on Thursday morning. We had a productive meeting on some of the challenges cities face - from affordable housing to homelessness to climate change.

06/05/2019

The arts in Dallas are now an $891 million industry. That’s almost three times what it was just nine years ago. And while we have the largest contiguous arts district in the nation to be proud of, we are also seeing so much activity in our neighborhoods. We really are in a period of “cultural explosion,” as Forbes said. We are a young, creative and vibrant city with a brilliant future thanks to the efforts of these people:

Joanna St. Angelo & the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition (DACAC)
John Armstrong
Agustin Arteaga
John Paul Batiste
Diane & Hal Brierley
Talley Dunn
Matrice Ellis-Kirk
Chris Heinbaugh
Lola Lott
Anita Martinez
Kevin Moriarty
Kim Noltemy
Shane Pennington, Joshua King and Veletta Lill (AURORA)
Howard Rachofsky
Catherine Rose
Deedie Rose
Scott Rudes
Charles Santos
Jennifer Scripps & The Office of Cultural Affairs
Shannon & Ted Skokos
Jeremy Strick
Barry Whistler
Ann Williams
Lily Weiss
Sharon Young
The Moody Foundation
The Arts Community Alliance (TACA)

Thank you to The Honorable Gladys. Berejiklian, Premier of NSW Governmentor the warm welcome and great meeting today. We...
06/05/2019

Thank you to The Honorable Gladys. Berejiklian, Premier of NSW Governmentor the warm welcome and great meeting today. We were excited to share our experiences building and growing DFW Airport as Sydney begins building its second airport. Betsy Price

06/03/2019

We have seen incredible growth in southern Dallas over the last eight years, and people now understand that southern Dallas is truly an investment opportunity. There is so much to celebrate, including the revitalization of Red Bird, Trinity Groves, Jefferson Boulevard, UNT Dallas and the education corridor, the Cedars and so much more. But the best part of southern Dallas is something that has been there since long before I became mayor--it’s the people who live, work, and have endless passion for that beautiful area of our city. The GrowSouth effort is monumental and would not have been possible without the combined efforts of business, philanthropic, and community leaders:

Edna Pemberton
Peter Brodsky
Terrance Maiden
Frank Mihalopoulos
Willis and Sophia Johnson
Betty Culbreath
Britton Banowsky
Larry James
Kevin Thomason
Neighbor Up General Managers: Christie Myers, Edie Diaz, and LaShonne Watts
AmeriCorps GrowSouth VISTA members
GrowSouth Advisory Council members
GrowSouth Real Estate Council
GrowSouth Single Family Housing Steering Committee
Ted Wilson
Jim and Amanda Lake
Phil Romano
Jack Matthews
Sherman Roberts
Roland Parrish
Robert Mong and Dr. Monica Williams
Linda McMahon
Bryan Carter
Michael Sorrell
Anna Hill
Barbara Steele
Effie Dennison
Dale Petroskey
Duane Dankesreiter
Angela Ross
April Nichols Martin
Keep Dallas Beautiful
Jennifer Ecklund
Southwest Airlines
Frost Bank
Starbucks
Albertsons
Tom Thumb

“While it’s important to integrate, don’t lose your uniqueness just for the sake of fitting in. You don't have to be lik...
05/31/2019

“While it’s important to integrate, don’t lose your uniqueness just for the sake of fitting in. You don't have to be like everybody else. Bring your culture, language and food because that's what makes our city stronger and more vibrant.” - My staff member Patricia gives her advice to young immigrants. She was 12 years old when she and her family moved here from the Philippines.

Learn more about at https://begoldenjourney.com/

City of Dallas - City Hall Dallas Welcoming Communities & Immigrants Affairs BeGolden

With my time as your mayor coming to a close after eight years, I want to recognize some of the great people who have gi...
05/30/2019

With my time as your mayor coming to a close after eight years, I want to recognize some of the great people who have given their time to support our work in moving Dallas forward. One of the great things about this city is that the spirit of giving is so deeply ingrained in the Dallas DNA. I couldn’t have done this job without the help of so many. In the coming days, I’ll be highlighting the work we’ve done and some of the people who have given so much time and energy to make Dallas a better place.

We’ll start with our board and commission members, the dozens of people who volunteered their time to advise and rule on matters of great importance, including zoning, animal welfare, ethics, police reform, homelessness, historic preservation, senior affairs, parks and recreation and much more. Thank you to the following board and commission appointees who served me during my two terms in office:

Gloria M. Tarpley
Robert Abtahi
Katherine Seale
Peter Brodsky
Carmen Garcia
Raul Magdaleno
Mary Spencer
Bruce Richardson
Catherine Cuellar
Michael Giovanni Valderas
Daphna Yoffe
Cannon Flowers
Rachel Elizabeth Rogerson
Ariel Saldivar
Huelon Harrison
Antonia Hubert
Sam A. Merten
Kenn Webb
Joe Alcantar
Bill Cunningham
Frances M. Gonzalez
Donald R. Parish, Sr.
Brian H. Williams
Anita m. Childress
Troy Lee Coleman
John Brent Beckert
Dena D. Stroh
Jorge Baldor
Britton Banowsky
Albert C. Black
Ashley Owen Brundage
Hannah Buchanan
Linda McMahon
Jeffrey Milligan
Pedro Aguirre
Albert Black Jr.
Deborah Culberson
Theresa A. Flores
James D. Garner
John Gates
Reginald Gray
Thomas D. Karol
Steven T. Stamos
Victor D. Vital
Susan M. Byrne
Nicholas A. Merrick
Ray Nixon
William F. Quinn
Frederick E. Rowe
Robert C. Walters
Kneeland Youngblood
Roberto Canas
Randy H. Skinner
Randy Bowman
John W. Peavy
Leslie Spencer
Henry Talavera
James Alvin Armstrong III
Michael Harling
Harry Joe
Mark A. Melton
Daniel C. Perez
William “Lyle” Burgin
Kim Kohler
Mary Wilonsky
Shari Hicks
Michael W. Waters
Max Wells
Brent Rosenthal
Neal D. Sleeper
Sharyn Fein
Trini Garza
Gustavo E. Gonzales
Maurice Franklin
Chris Thompson
Michael Ablon
Sophia R. Johnson
Wendy A. Lopez
Linda Owen
Vincent T. Parker
Pat Priest
Andrew Quicksall
Celese Gierhart
David Johnson
Teilor A. Johnson

Thanks to special guest Joe Biden for joining me to send off our Mayor's Interns and Fellows to their jobs this summerDa...
05/29/2019

Thanks to special guest Joe Biden for joining me to send off our Mayor's Interns and Fellows to their jobs this summer

Dallas Mayor’s Education Initiatives

‪I had the honor of meeting Officer Brannon Barber and presenting him a special recognition earlier today. Officer Barbe...
05/29/2019

‪I had the honor of meeting Officer Brannon Barber and presenting him a special recognition earlier today. Officer Barber was struck by a vehicle that entered into a barriered area in October of last year. We are grateful for his service to our city. ‬

Dallas Police Department

To all who have served and sacrificed to safeguard our freedom, thank you.
05/27/2019

To all who have served and sacrificed to safeguard our freedom, thank you.

I’ve spent the past eight years as mayor of Dallas doing all that I could to support the innovation within Dallas ISD. I...
05/23/2019

I’ve spent the past eight years as mayor of Dallas doing all that I could to support the innovation within Dallas ISD. It’s gratifying to see many of their bold reforms incorporated into the overhaul of Texas’ school finance system. As we’ve seen in Dallas, strategically investing more in our students pays dividends for years to come. Thanks to both the leadership in the Legislature and the year-long work that preceded this legislative session through the Commission on Public School Finance, Texas should be proud of what HB3 represents for all of our kids.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/05/23/texas-house-senate-strike-deal-bill-fund-schools-teacher-pay-raises-tax-relief?utm_source=pushly

AUSTIN -- Texas's top elected officials have struck a deal on the priority Legislative issues of increasing school funding, giving teachers raises...

I.M. Pei is one of the most prolific architects in the world, and we in Dallas are lucky to be home to a beautiful skyli...
05/17/2019

I.M. Pei is one of the most prolific architects in the world, and we in Dallas are lucky to be home to a beautiful skyline and one of the world's greatest concert halls because of him. I'm also lucky that I've gotten to work in one of his buildings for the past eight years.

I met the sweetest 5-year-old at Dallas Public Library yesterday while recording my last Mayor’s Summer Reading Challeng...
05/15/2019

I met the sweetest 5-year-old at Dallas Public Library yesterday while recording my last Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge video with Clarice Tinsley. Ellaina is one of the hundreds of kids participating at our summer reading challenge, and she’s on her way to . Kids, this summer

Sign up here: https://dallaslibrary2.org/childrensCenter/summerReadingProgram/

Tune in to KERA Think at noon today as I reflect on my eight years as your mayor. https://www.kera.org/radio/listen/
05/09/2019

Tune in to KERA Think at noon today as I reflect on my eight years as your mayor.

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Yesterday was a great day for Dallas, and we want to thank to The Salvation Army DFW and everyone involved in this proje...
05/09/2019

Yesterday was a great day for Dallas, and we want to thank to The Salvation Army DFW and everyone involved in this project. The fact that they are raising $95 million demonstrates once again one of our greatest strengths as a city - it is that everyone gets involved.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-council/2019/05/08/salvation-armys-20-acre-nw-dallas-campus-homeless-wins-councils-approval-cheers

The bleachers of the Kleberg-Rylie rec-center gym erupted in cheers Wednesday evening after the City Council approved zoning the Salvation Army...

Spent some time earlier this week with Demond Fernandez-Journalist at Fair Park, TX. where we talked southern Dallas pro...
05/03/2019

Spent some time earlier this week with Demond Fernandez-Journalist at Fair Park, TX. where we talked southern Dallas progress and the road ahead. Watch our conversation at 5pm today on WFAA.

In Dallas, we are preparing to tackle climate change and other environmental issues. And we need your input! Help us cre...
05/01/2019

In Dallas, we are preparing to tackle climate change and other environmental issues. And we need your input! Help us create a cleaner, healthier environment in Dallas by sharing your ideas with us. Attend one of six community meetings or take our online survey now. To learn more, visit www.dallasclimateaction.com

Green Dallas

Congratulations to all the workers building Pacific Plaza. It’s looking great. Dallas Park and Recreation DepartmentPark...
04/30/2019

Congratulations to all the workers building Pacific Plaza. It’s looking great.

Dallas Park and Recreation Department
Parks for Downtown Dallas
Downtown Dallas, Inc.
City of Dallas - City Hall

Excited to welcome the Mexico National Team to Dallas and to showcase our city when we host them on June 9 at . This kic...
04/30/2019

Excited to welcome the Mexico National Team to Dallas and to showcase our city when we host them on June 9 at . This kicks off our four year partnership with Selección Nacional de México, and . We’ll start the weekend with a community wide celebration of soccer right here at City Hall plaza on June 7th.

Dallas and North Texas have become dynamic centers for soccer in the U.S. Our city has hosted many great sporting events like the Super Bowl, the Final Four and the World Cup. We are looking forward to serving as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Welcoming David Brooks to Dallas to talk about his new book "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life." I'm a big...
04/26/2019

Welcoming David Brooks to Dallas to talk about his new book "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life." I'm a big fan. - MR

Thank you Dolphin Heights for welcoming me on Saturday morning! It has been a pleasure to serve you.
04/22/2019

Thank you Dolphin Heights for welcoming me on Saturday morning! It has been a pleasure to serve you.

Dallas ISD students helped set a Guinness World Records title for the largest Artificial Intelligence programming lesson...
04/18/2019

Dallas ISD students helped set a Guinness World Records title for the largest Artificial Intelligence programming lesson today. Congrats to the 846 participants from DISD NAF Academies, Uplift Education and Plano Independent School District and their Capital One mentors

Tune in to NBC DFW tonight at 10 p.m. for my exclusive conversation with Meredith Land NBC5 about my nearly 8 years as y...
04/16/2019

Tune in to NBC DFW tonight at 10 p.m. for my exclusive conversation with Meredith Land NBC5 about my nearly 8 years as your mayor. Thanks to the Katy Trail Ice House for hosting us.

Dallas is excited to welcome Sesame Street this summer. Over the past 50 years, Sesame Street has been teaching our youn...
04/16/2019

Dallas is excited to welcome Sesame Street this summer. Over the past 50 years, Sesame Street has been teaching our young children, putting smiles on their faces and helping our families grow stronger. Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary at their free family festival at Main Street Garden hosted by everyone’s favorite furry friends

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sesame-street-road-trip-dallas-tickets-59965093208

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