Dallas is the number one visitor and leisure destination in Texas and the ninth largest city in the country. The city is also part of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of 1.2 million. A modern and sophisticated city with the largest urban arts district in the nation, Dallas has more than 13 entertainment districts and is the ideal place to discover the latest and greatest partnerships and attractions.
The City of Dallas has approximately 13,000 employees, with an annual budget of nearly $3 billion.
The City uses the International Organization for Standardization to reduce costs and maximize productivity. In addition, management introduced performance measurement, customer service initiatives, benchmarking and strategic planning to keep operations running efficiently, economically, and effectively. Employee Advisory Committees seek and promote employee input and involvement and a comprehensive employee fitness initiative has improved employee health and decreased healthcare costs.
The City of Dallas has also been “going green” well before the green movement was in fashion. Dallas has received so many green initiatives and accomplishments over the past two decades that the Regional Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called Dallas “… a leader among cities … standing ready to be a model for the rest of the nation.”