Mayor's Star Council

The Mayor’s Star Council is currently in its sixth year. By creating the first civically-minded organization in Dallas focused on emerging leaders, we are developing a legacy of culturally diverse and connected young professionals who are committed to creating a collective impact approach to moving the needle of progress. With approximately thirty members per class between the ages of 25-40, we now have a network of over 150 passionate Dallas residents. Most importantly, what differentiates this organization from others is that our members are committed to decades of supporting and serving this city. Our participants come from eight different areas of cultural and professional influence: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Education, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Religion, and the Social Sector. In addition, we are proud to represent a diversity of genders, races, religions and backgrounds.

On March 2, 2017, Mayor’s Star Council hosted its inaugural leadership summit, Engage Dallas. The theme of the day was “Our City, Our Responsibility: Awareness Meeting Action.” Almost 300 professionals attended our event to learn from business, nonprofit and city leaders, to network, and to find a direct path to engagement in our city based on their passion. MSC partnered with ten other nonprofits with the goals of collaboration and immediate opportunity for engagement. We do not believe it is our role to reinvent the wheel, but rather convene successful organizations and match them with young professionals who are passionate about their area of focus.

At the Mayor’s Star Council, our expertise lies in empowering and equipping our young Dallas citizens with the tools to make true transformational change in the city by focusing on our three pillars: Learn, Connect and Serve. The collaborative nature of this leadership organization is like that of no other leadership development organization in the country.