The Dallas City Council voted Calvert Collins-Bratton to serve as president of the Park and Recreation Board. Collins-Bratton is an Advocate “Fierce Female,” a former TV news reporter and vice-president of strategic events and relationships at Methodist Health System. Her late grandmother, Calvert Keoun Collins, was the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council.

“Serving as District 13’s representative on the Park Board for the past two years has been incredibly interesting and rewarding. We’ve completed more of the Northaven Trail, SOPAC trail, updates to the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, and helped pass the 2017 bond package that includes $260 million for Park and Recreation facilities,” Collins-Bratton says. “I sincerely appreciate Councilmember Gates’s support and appointment, and have enjoyed working with her in serving District 13 residents.

“Dallas residents care about greenspace and an excellent quality of life which is enhanced by parks, trails, rec centers, playgrounds, etc. We have a lot of positive momentum going, with new projects like aquatics centers, spraygrounds, and more trail miles in the works across the city. It is a tremendous honor to work with this Board to serve the citizens of Dallas in ensuring its park system is supported and prioritized.”

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