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Dallas County Publishes FY2021 Objectives and Key Results Third Quarter Update

This month, staff submitted the quarter 3 status of the FY2021 Objectives and Key Results to the Continuous Improvement Steering Committee. The OKR Program engages all county departments and encompasses “objectives,” which are broad-based and describe a particular area of focus and desired outcome, and “key results,” which demonstrate precisely how to arrive at and further the objectives. Reports are

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Department Operations Updates: JUNE 22, 2021

This post includes a summary of recent Dallas County department operations updates relevant, specifically, to members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court.   Team updates include: Budget and Evaluation Elections Health and Human Services Human Resources Information Technology Budget and Evaluation Director: Dr. Ronica Watkins Our office remains committed to developing a fiscally-sound budget, which requires a complex balance of

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The People Behind Dallas County: Lee Ann Wilson

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Lee Ann Wilson is an information systems coordinator working in Dallas County’s Office of Information Technology. For how long you have worked at Dallas County? For just under eight-and-a-half years. What is your favorite part of working for Dallas County?   I enjoy working with

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Department Operations Updates: May 6, 2021

This post includes a summary of recent Dallas County department operations updates relevant, specifically, to members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Many of these updates pertain to key objectives outlined in the county’s Q1 Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Quarterly Update Report. Criminal Justice Department Director: Charlene Randolph Our department is using information obtained via a jail-population-management survey and

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The People Behind Dallas County: Lavette Domineck

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Lavette Domineck is an Assistant County Veterans Service Officer working in Dallas County’s Veteran Services Office.  Lavette Domineck is a Dallas County Assistant Veterans Service Officer who serves as the Vice President of the Northeast Chapter of the Veteran County Service Officer Association of Texas (VCSOAT). Lavette

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The People Behind Dallas County: Jimmy Spurger

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Jimmy Spurger is an investigator working in the Capital Murder Division of the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office. Explain your specific role at Dallas County.    I work as an investigator with the Capital Murder Division of the Public Defender’s Office. I am a member

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The People Behind Dallas County: Mark Faust

This story is part of the Dallas County Messenger’s series showcasing the people serving Dallas County. Mark Faust is a field surveillance operator in Dallas County’s Diversion and Expedited Rehabilitation and Treatment (DIVERT) Court. In 1998, our current District Attorney, Judge John Creuzot, then a sitting criminal district-court judge, established Dallas County’s first-ever specialty court for drug offenses, the DIVERT Court. After serving as a

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Oak Cliff Government Center project remains on track to conclude ahead of schedule

Ryan Companies, the general contractor for Dallas County’s new Oak Cliff Government Center located at 702 East Jefferson Blvd., confirmed that the project is scheduled for completion in Aug. 2021, which is two months ahead of the team’s initially-projected completion date.  Ryan Companies’ Jim Bradberry said that, today, the construction team installed the final panel of precast concrete member of the parking garage that

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Dallas County Commissioners Court awards three New Directions in Public Safety Grants

Yesterday, the Dallas County Commissioners Court approved of three New Directions in Public Safety Grant Program awards totaling $3 million. The City of DeSoto was awarded $1,893,654, the City of Rowlett received $206,346 and southeast Dallas County cities were awarded $900,000 in funds to support these cities’ efforts to implement strategies to reduce police intervention in certain mental health, substance abuse and homeless

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Department Operations Updates: March 16, 2021

This post includes a summary of recent Dallas County department operations updates relevant, specifically, to members of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. Many of these updates pertain to key objectives outlined in the county’s Q1 Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Quarterly Update Report. Consolidated Services Director: Christopher Hooper Our department is prioritizing containing costs of services, increasing the efficiency of our

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