Indian-American CEO named chair of Community Bond Task Force in Dallas
Houston, Mar 18 (PTI) Indian-American CEO of Dallas-based “Next” Arun Aggarwal has been appointed as the Chairman of the Community Bond Task Force (CBTF) committee as part of the 2024 Capital Bond Program development process.
Agarwal will lead a 15-member Community Bond Task Force to assist the Dallas City Council and city staff in reviewing and selecting projects to be considered in the 2024 Capital Bond Plan.
Bond projects are intended to pay for the city’s capital needs and must be approved by voters.
That is, authorized funds cannot legally pay for salaries, benefits, and other program expenses.
“I am very happy to make big investments in parks, trails and recreational facilities,” Aggarwal told PTI.
“Mayor Johnson has been a true champion of our city’s parks and efforts to create a safe and vibrant city.
I look forward to working with Mayor Johnson, my colleagues on the task force and the residents of Dallas as we work to prioritize our city’s most pressing needs.”
“The upcoming bond program will provide us with an important opportunity to build our future by investing in public safety, infrastructure and our most important needs,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said in a statement.
“Arun Aggarwal has proven to be a capable and engaged leader in our city, and I am confident that he will deliver the right priorities for the people of Dallas on this task force.”
The task force will assess the city’s $13.5 billion needs and recommend about $1 billion to the Dallas City Council, which will make the final decision to call a bond election.
The mayor said Agarwal’s appointment underscores his administration’s commitment to ensuring parks are a priority in the bond program.
“We’re working every day to make Dallas a safer, stronger and more vibrant city — and we’re making significant measurable progress,” Johnson said.
Aggarwal serves as Chairman of the Indian American CEO Council, Chairman of the Dallas Parks and Recreation Board, Board Member of the American Indian Friendship Council, Board of Directors of UT Dallas, Texas Tech Innovation Hub at Research Park, Big Brothers Big Sisters International and MD. Anderson Audience Committee.