Commissioners Court recognizes service of Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce President

Commissioner Mike Cantrell
Commissioner Mike Cantrell

After eleven years of service and success, Fred Ferguson will be leaving the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce.

Ferguson attended the University of Texas before transferring to Southern Methodist University.  He served as President and CEO of Town North Bank, where he worked for 22 years.

Commissioner Mike Cantrell thanked Ferguson for his “leadership, dedication, and commitment” to the community, and wished him the best in his future endeavors.

Changes coming to Dallas County Hospital District

Commissioner Elba Garcia reads the resolution announcing changes to the Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Commissioner Elba Garcia reads the resolution announcing changes to the Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers.

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.