Tomorrow: Mayors of Fort Worth, Irving & Corpus Christi

Three Women to Discuss Diversity, Refugees, Economy & Education

Source: NCPA

Dallas, TX (Dec. 3, 2015) – What does it take to lead a diverse city like Irving, Corpus Christi, or Fort Worth? Three leading Texas mayors will share their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of leading fast-growing, diverse cities, while addressing current issues such as refugees, local economies and education at a National Center for Policy Analysis luncheon from 12:00-1:30pm on Friday, December 4th at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum.

News media are invited to attend and cover, and asked to RSVP. Recording will be allowed.

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne is a member of the US Conference of Mayors Advisory Board, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, chairs the Economic Development Advisory Council and serves on the Executive Boards of both the North Texas Commission and the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. In addition to her work in government, Van Duyne has a 20-year career providing strategic direction to senior corporate management and developing company-wide marketing and communications initiatives.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price runs the 16th largest city in the United States with a focus on promoting jobs, strengthening education, promoting public safety and improving mobility. In addition to serving on numerous Fort Worth boards, commissions and professional associations, Price also ran a successful small business for 17 years. With her experience in the community and in business, Price was elected in 2000 to serve as Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor. Under her leadership, her department became one of the most efficient in Texas, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez broke historical barriers in Corpus Christi City Council elections by becoming the first woman and first Hispanic to be the highest vote-getter in an at-large election, a feat she continued for three elections. Martinez currently serves as President for the Texas Municipal League, as well as on numerous boards for her region including the Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Workforce Solutions Chief Elected Officials Council, Gulf Coast Strategic Highway, and the I-69 Alliance.

With over 40 years of combined experience and success, Van Duyne, Price and Martinez bring unique outlooks on leadership, government, and perseverance that no one should miss.

WHO:      Mayors Beth Van Duyne, Betsy Price, and Nelda Martinez

WHAT:    National Center for Policy Analysis Luncheon

WHEN:    Friday, December 4th, 12:00 – 1:30pm

WHERE:  Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum

               14901 Dallas Parkway

               Dallas, TX 75254

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