Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel
 
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Dallas County
DR. THERESA DANIEL
COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 1

Administrative Office

411 Elm St., 2nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75202

Road and Bridge Office

715 Rowlett Rd.
Garland, Texas 75040

Office: 214-653-6668
Fax: 214-653-7572
E-mail: Theresa.Daniel@dallascounty.org


GREETINGS!


 

 

 

 


 

May 17, 2016

 

 

MH Month

Members of Dallas County's Behavioral Health Leadership Team (BHLT) stand with the Commissioners Court in observance of Mental Health Month

Commissioner Daniel presented a resolution for Mental Health Month and National Prevention Week - improving public awareness of mental illness is needed so individuals may receive adequate and appropriate treatment and to combat the social stigmas associated with mental illness. 

BHLT

 


 

May 3, 2016

Commissioner Daniel presented a resolution at Commissioners Court

on May 3, 2016, in support of higher clean air standards for a 10-county

area that includes Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area

has been in continual violation of the federal Clean Air Act since 1991. 

Air Quality

Air Quality

 


April 18, 2016

Stepping Up Initiative

A phenomenal group of leaders represented Dallas County, Texas at the

National Stepping Up Summit - "a national initiative to help advance

counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental and

co-occurring substance use disorders in jails." Dallas County was one of

50 chosen to share best practices with peers, national thought leaders

and the White House.

Dallas County Stepping Up Leaders

 

Pictured here from left to right:

Dr. Andrew Keller, CEO of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute;

Michael Laughlin, Smart Justice Jail Diversion Program Manager;

Jesse Herrera, Dallas County Chief Deputy Sheriff's Department;

Sharon Phillips, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – Population Health of Parkland Hospital;

Dr. Theresa Daniel, Dallas County Commissioner District 1;

Susan Hawk, Dallas County District Attorney;

Tony Fabelo, Research Director of the CSG Justice Center; and

Ron Stretcher, Dallas County Criminal Justice Director.

 


 

April 13, 2016

 

Crime victims' week

 

"Everyday a half dozen Americans die at the hands of someone they love.

Most of them are women.

Many are parents."

Commissioner Daniel addresses attendees at a National Crime Victims' Rights Week event organized by the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County.

Click here to read the resolution Commissioner Daniel presented in recognition of crime victims.

 

 


 

March is Women's History Month 2016

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:

Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”

March is Women's History Month! Commissioner Daniel recognized three inspirational women leaders who continue to advocate for equality and

women's rights. Among those recognized were Nellie Tafalla (pictured below), Beverly Tobian, and The Honorable Annie Dickson. Read the resolution here.

Thank you all for your service!

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

 


The Dallas County Commissioners Court approved to name the Dallas

County Jail Medical Facility after two of Dallas County's own civic leaders

on March 1, 2016.

The medical facility will bear the name of Dr. Onesimo Hernandez,

the first Latino to attend Southwestern Medical School and

Jesse Everett Gill, the first African American to serve as deputy sheriff in

Dallas County.

Family and friends of the honorees, Jesse Everett Gill and

Dr. Onesimo Hernandez, are pictured here with members of the

Commissioners Court and Sheriff's Department.

DC Med Mod Naming

 


 

Congrats, Regina Montoya!

Commissioner Daniel reads a resolution presented to

Regina Montoya,

the honored recipient

of the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Award.

The League of Women Voters 20th Annual Susan B. Anthony Luncheon

took place on

February 11, 2016.

League of Women Voters

 


 

Leadership Garland visited Dallas County on February 11, 2016, to learn about about the inner workings of county government. Collaboration

between county and city government is key to ensuring public health

and public safety for all county residents.

Commissioner Daniel reviews a snapshot of Dallas County with

Leadership Garland Class of 2016.

Commissioner Daniel

 


Congratulations to Supermercado El Rancho on its grand re-opening!

Commissioner Daniel joined store staff, community residents

and local leaders on February 3, 2016, to celebrate economic development

in the Pleasant Grove community.

John B. Hood students

Grand Opening

 


 

Commissioner Daniel, head of the Dallas County Information Technology

Committee, receives a check from Donald Lee, Executive Director of the

Texas Conference of Urban Counties, for Potter County's participation

in Techshare Prosecutor and Techshare Courts.

The check was presented during Commissioners Court on February 2, 2016.

Check presentation

 


 

Comissioner Daniel addressed attendees on January 26, 2016 at a

Tornado Relief Public Information Session organized by Eastfield College

of the Dallas County Community College District. Commissioner Daniel

highlighted how collaboration and teamwork between all levels of

government made it possible to immediately offer relief services to all

those affected by the tornadoes.

 

Public session

 


Trinidad "Trini" Garza was celebrated at the 2016 Hispanic Ancestry 

Tribute on January 15, 2016, for his service to the community.

Commissioner Daniel is pictured here with Mr. Trini Garza,

Congressman Marc Veasy, State Senator Royce West,

State Representative Roberto Alonzo, and Councilmember Monica Alonzo.

Hispanic Ancestry Tribute

 


Commissioner Daniel volunteers with the Red Cross

 

Tornado recovery efforts are still underway and reaching out to impacted families and homeowners is just one more way to lend a

helping hand.

Commissioner Daniel volunteered with the Red Cross on January 9, 2015, to disseminate torando safety information in South Dallas and

Glenn Heights. 

Read the full story here!

 


 

Commissioner Daniel hosted Leadership Dallas Class of 2016 at the

Dallas County Southwestwern Institute of Forensice Sciences (SWIFS)

on January 6, 2016.

Thank you to Dr. Barnard and team for sharing the important work

that takes place at SWIFS on a daily basis!

Leadership Dallas

Leadership Dallas

 


 

Tornado Recovery Efforts

Commissioner Daniel and Garland Mayor Doug Athas offer support to the residents affected by the tornadoes that ripped through Dallas County on December 26, 2015.

Garland Tornado 1 Tornado 2 tornado 3

 


 

December 2015 Holiday Celebration

holiday staff

 


 

The Annual District 1 Holiday Celebration was success!

Thank you to ALL who attended. We could not have done it without you.

Commissioner Daniel delivered donated toys and books to the

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Juvenile Courts on

December 11, 2015.

 

Children's Advocacy Center

 


 

October 29, 2015

Legacy Family Court Graduation

Commissioner Theresa Daniel and Judge Tena Callahan

are pictured with Legacy Family Court participant and her daughter

to celebrate her achievements. Congratulations!

The Legacy Family Court began hearing cases in January 2012

and was created to provide support to families who entered the

Department of Families and Protective Services system. 

"The ultimate goal of the program is successful recovery, rehabilitation,

and reunification of parents with their children."

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse presented

Judge Tena Callahan with the "Agent of Change Award"

for her efforts at their annual luncheon.

Legacy Family Court graduation

 


 

October 14, 2015

Dr. Theresa Daniel, County Commissioner 1 attended the

Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center (DCDRC) Awards Luncheon

The Dallas County Commissioners Court created the DCDRC on

November 8, 2011, and officially began operating on Janaury 3, 2012.

The purpose of the DCDRC is to provide mediation services to Dallas County

residents who are not able to cover the cost of such services.

Dispute Resolution Awards

 

Dispute Resolution Awards

 

 


 

September 29, 2015

Commissioner Daniel conducts the swearing-in of John L. Sholden 

who took the oath of office as Judge for Justice of the Peace Court 2-1

 

swearing in

swearing in

 



Exciting and important things took place on August 20th, Parkland Hospital's moving day into the New Parkland Hospital!

Just a couple of opening day facts...

  • More than 600 patients were moved across the Mike A. Myers Skybridge into the New Parkland building
  • 18 babies were born on the first day New Parkland opened for business

Commissioner Daniel volunteered her time that morning to help with lunch for all staff who assisted patients with the move across the skybridge. Click to learn how YOU can volunteer at New Parkland Hospital, too!

 

New Parkland Moving Day

 


 

August 18, 2015

Sims Chapel Missionary Baptist Church celebrates

their 100th Anniversary

Sims Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was founded and organized in 1915 by the Reverend A. L. Sims, along with nine charter members. It was the very first African American church organized in Garland, Texas. During the mid 1920’s to the early 1930’s, Sims Chapel served as an educational facility for African American students in Garland.

Commissioner Daniel presented the resolution during Commissioners Court on August 18th and will present it to Sims Chapel at their 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 23rd.

Sims Chapel

 


 

August 11, 2015

Commissioner Daniel and the Dallas County Commissioners Court recognize Hamilton Park's 60th Anniversary.

"Hamilton Park is the first African American inspired suburban development in the City of Dallas, a jewel located in the heart of North Dallas. It was named in honor of Dr. Richard T. Hamilton, an African American physician and civic leader."

Hamiltion Park 60th Anniversary

 


 

July 16, 2015

Trail improvements create a safer avenue for walking, biking and running! Elected officials and community leaders attended the

SoPac - Gaston Ave Trail Ribbon Cutting.

 

 

Ribbon Cutting Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting Ribbon Cutting

 


 

June 29, 2015

The Human Rights Campaign and James Obergefell

hold a press conference outside the Dallas County Records Building celebrating the Supreme Court's historic decision to

uphold marriage equality across the U.S.

 

Obergefell Press Conference Obergell and Comr Daniel
Commissioner Daniel addresses the crowd gathered for the press conference

Commissioner Daniel and

James Obergefell

 

Obergefell Press Conference Obergefell Press Conference

 


 

Commissioner Theresa Daniel presents a resolution in recognition of LGBT Pride Month during Commissioners Court on June 9, 2015.

Pictured here to receive the resolution, from left to right, are:

Erin Moore, Executive Assistant to Commissioner Daniel; Todd Whitley, Executive Director of Hope for Peace and Justice (H4PJ); Jalenzski Brown, United Black Ellument (UBE); Samuel Wenning, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas; Patti Fink, Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (DGLA); and Paula Ellis, Gender Education, Advocacy & Resources (GEAR).

 

Rocognition of LGBT Pride month

 


Leadership Mesquite's "Dallas County Day"

May 6, 2015

Leadership Mesquite

 


 

2nd Annual SEDHCC

Cinco de Mayo Parade

May 2, 2015

 

Cinco de Mayo parade

Commissioner Daniel with John Quincy Adams students

Cinco de Mayo

Commissioner Daniel welcomes Cinco de Mayo festivalgoers at the the Eastfield Pleasant Grove Campus

 


 

Congratulations to Buckner Terrace Homeowners Association for receiving "2015 Homeowners Association of the Year" 

from the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce

April 23, 2015
Buckner Terrace HOA
Commissioner Daniel is pictured here Buckner Terrace Homeowners Association members Korey Mack and Carolyn Johnson.

 


 

"Thank You" for 14 Years of Service

Sandy Potter, CEO of ValueOptions of Texas

April 14, 2015

 

Commissioner Daniel and Sandy Potter Commissioner Court and Sandy Potter

 

 

 

New Parkland Hospital Dedication

March 30, 2015

 

New Parkland Dedication New Parkalnd Dedication

 

 

Leadership Garland Visits Dallas County

March 19, 2015

 

Leadership Garland presentation Leadership Garland

 

 


 

February 19, 2015

 

Road and Bridge 1

 

Road & Bridge District 1 Shows Respect to Judge Steele

I am greatly saddened by the passing of Judge Cleo Steele – may he rest in peace and tranquility. He and Barbara were a force for change in Dallas County while remaining kind and considerate to all. He will be mightily missed and never forgotten for the unfailing leadership, strength, insight and friendship he showed at every turn. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

-- Dr. Theresa Daniel, Commissioner District 1

 

 


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