Monday, June 25, 2007

A New Mayor at the Helm of Dallas


In his inauguration speech, Tom Leppert mentions some bold plans for our community. At one point, as you can read in the full text of Tom Leppert's inauguration speech posted on pegasusnews.com, he mentions the CEO of Central Dallas Ministries:

"We are a city of people like Larry James … who directed his heart toward helping those that are less fortunate … I am eager to work with him on improving conditions in our community, addressing the homeless and creatively identifying housing solutions."
Full text here:
http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/jun/25/full-text-tom-lepperts-inauguration-speech/

Or, click here for the Dallas Morning News story on the inauguration.

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DISCUSSION: How do you think that non-profit organizations can partner with elected officials like Mr. Leppert to make a difference in our community? Is there any danger to getting "too close" to politicians?