1. Why is the movement to restore neighborhoods important to you?
Strong, vital neighborhoods are key to Dallas achieving its full potential as an economic and cultural engine for the region. When one of our neighborhoods is damaged it hurts all of us—as each tooth can contribute or can detract from a beautiful smile, as a pearl necklace needs every pearl.
2. Why do you want to be involved with this movement?
We have unique opportunities now to shape the future of Dallas for generations to come. We can take our place on the world stage as a vibrant jewel in this region’s crown or we can be the place people go through to get somewhere else.
3. What does the word “neighborhood” mean to you, and where do you find that in Dallas?
A neighborhood occupies the uniquely important realm between the personal and the anonymous—where we can be engaged and appreciated in the public realm as individuals that matter. Neighborhoods engage us in the physical sense and in the emotional sense with a sense of place. Places to stroll, learn, rest, exercise, find nourishment and conversation. Neighborhoods nurture our dreams and ambitions through engagement in the adjacent possible of the energy around us. Many of our Dallas neighborhoods contain parts of the whole; yet, are not as immediately accessible as one would like without the automobile. Bishop Arts, Klyde Warren Park, White Rock Lake, East Dallas, and Deep Ellum.