Dana Burghdorff, Assistant City Manager
October Lunch Presentation
Having a Voice in Local RedistrictingWednesday, 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
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.
Save the Date!
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!