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GDPC will host member only "Lunch & Learn" sessions to highlight taskforce work throughout the year on selected Fridays (usually the last Friday of the month). Members receive invitations via constant contact to rsvp.
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The mission of GDPC is to shape, promote and advocate a creative sustainable future for the Dallas region.
Greater Dallas Planning Council's 2014 Annual Luncheon
The Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) welcomed Carlos Rubinstein, Texas Water Development Board Chairman, Donna Nelson, Texas Public Utilities Commission Chairwoman and Victor Vandergriff, Texas Transportation Commissioner, to Dallas last week, as some of the State's leading experts on infrastructure, in a luncheon conversation on sustainability and meeting Texas' needs to handle future growth.
The GDPC’s 3rd Annual Luncheon was held at the Hilton Anatole and over 400 attendees enjoyed a talk-show style program focusing on the "Texas Triangle" of water, utilities and transportation, all of which serve as a strong economic driver of prosperity and a large proponent of the local quality of life.
The luncheon moderator, Clifton Miller, GDPC 2014 President, began the conversation by asking Commissioner Vandergriff to explain the role of Texas state government in providing more roads and bridges for the present transportation needs versus more high speed rail and mass transit for future needs. Next Chairwoman Nelson discussed her primary concerns about the state’s Electric and Telecommunications utilities infrastructure respectively. She also summarized the position of the PUC regarding the scope of competition in both the electric and telecommunication markets. Chairman Rubinstein explained the relationship between water and energy regarding demand for water in the respective production and generation; he also discussed the drought and how the state needs to protect and replenish the groundwater resources now as we plan for population growth.
In addition, over 20 dignitaries and elected officials attended, including several state elected officials, a State Senator, a Dallas County Commissioner, 2 local mayors, and ten local city council members, as well as numerous, local city managers and city planning directors.
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Luncheon sponsors included: Gold Sponsors: AT&T, City of Dallas, Curtis Stout, Earth Day Texas and Oncor Silver Sponsors: Austin Industries, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), HNTB and Texas Instruments Bronze Sponsors: Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC, Cemetrics, Center for Metropolitan Density - UTA School of Architecture, CH2M Hill, Children's Medical Center, Criado & Associates, Inc., Dallas AIA, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, DeShazo Group Inc., Downtown Dallas Inc., DSGN Associates, Freese and Nichols, Inc., Good Fulton Farrell, Halff Associates, Inc., Hunt Construction Group, Inc., Jackson Walker L.L.P., Jacobs, JHP Architecture\ Urban Design, JQ Infrastructure, KBR, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., OMNIPLAN, Ridley Law Firm P.C., Rogers - O'Brien, The City of Cedar Hill, URS, VRX Inc., WALTER P MOORE and Winstead.