Following a report by the Saranac Group LLC, the Dallas County Hospital District Board will be forming a new committee for Corporate Governance, Compliance and Ethics. The change was outlined in a resolution passed in Commissioners Court Aug. 20.
The Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers is appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, with seven members total. The board manages the Parkland Hospital and Healthcare System.
Other changes to come, stemming from the report, include improved communication between the Board and the Commissioners Court and require that future appointees to the Board provide a written acknowledgement of their fiduciary duties before taking their office.
Anne Acuna, Director of Chamber Relations for the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce and founder of HLA Associates, was recognized by Commissioner Mike Cantrell for her work within the community.
Having moved to Texas in 2001, one of Acuna’s passions has been youth outreach, involving her with the Chamer’s Youth Leadership program and the Junior Chamber Ambassadors. She also participates in the youth ministry at the Filipino American Alliance Church in Arlington.
Acuna will be serving in the missions field at Grace Christian Academy on the island of Rota near Guam for a year. Commissioner Cantrell thanked her for her commitment and dedication to the community, and expressed to Acuna “best wishes and continued success in the many years to come.”
Former City Councilman Leo Chaney died Aug. 12 after a fire in his Dallas home.
Chaney was alone at the time, and was taken to a hospital following the fire. He passed away at Baylor hospital
Commissioner Elba Garcia, a former Dallas City Councilmember, remembered him well and lauded his leadership and legacy. Both Commissioners Garcia and John Wiley Price reflected and honored Chaney, with a reading from Maya Angelou’s work, the Black Family Pledge.
Leonard E. Willis, an employee of Dallas County since 1995, was recognized in Commissioners Court by Commissioner John Wiley Price for his service to the county and his community.
Willis has held various positions of leadership within Road and Bridge #3, including Crew Chief and Road Supervisor. He has also been preaching for 33 years and is the Pastor of Saints Eternity Church of God in Christ.