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Dana Burghdorff, Assistant City Manager

October Lunch Presentation

Having a Voice in Local Redistricting
Wednesday, October 13

WPF Member and Assistant Fort Worth City Manager Dana Burghdorff gave an interesting presentation on the process of redistricting, incuding a little trivia on gerrymandering, and a detailed explanation of the process for the City of Fort Worth to create two new City Council districts and redraw the council districts. Burghdorff said the goal is to provide bebest opportunities to elect Council members who reflect Fort Worth's growing and diverse population. She mentioned that the City wants to include greater public participation and transparency in the process and encouraged members to attend meetings, and go online to learn more.  Find more information at the  Redistricting  link and see the entire presentation. 

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News & Networking 
COVID Update
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thursday's News & Networking featured an update on Covid from Brandon Bennett, City of Fort Worth health officer. Bennett talked about the Delta variant spike, the difference between the vaccines, vaccine booster shots and Covid testing. 

In his informative talk, he pointed out that the hospitalization numbers have spiked with the Delta variant, mostly in less vaccinated populations, including pediatric hospitalizations. He mentioned that other mitigation strategies have waned, leading to more hospitalizations, 98% of which are unvaccinated.

Upcoming events

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Save the Date! 
2021 Emerging Issues Symposium
Friday, November 12
9:00 am - Noon

Karen Myers and Kendal Lake, co-chairs 2021 Emerging Issues Symposium

Plans are underway for the 2021 Emerging Issues Symposium, with a focus on women in the arts. The title is "Women in the Arts: The transformative role of art in culture and the economy."  The event will be on Friday, November 12 with a morning session at Casa Manana and an evening reception at Amphibian Stage. 

We would like to thank North Texas Community Foundation, our generous title sponsor for the eighth annual Women's Policy Forum Emerging Issues Symposium. We are so grateful for the continued support from North Texas Community Foundation, and look forward to an exciting symposium on Friday, November 12. Keep your eyes here for more exciting updates about this event!

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