Our Role

DCEDC (Type B) Board

Creating a healthy local economy is a priority of every municipality. Cities throughout the state and nation strive to strengthen their businesses while creating local jobs and an appealing environment for their residents. Duncanville, like most communities, must continuously work hard to grow and prosper in an ever-changing economic environment. Without a doubt, the Duncanville Community & Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a critical component in this process.

Vision

To be a progressive city with a thriving business environment, high quality of life and a strong sense of community.
DCEDC

Mission

To serve as a catalyst for community development and economic opportunity.

History

In 1995, two propositions were passed by Duncanville voters. Proposition No. 1 was “the adoption of an additional sales and use tax within the City at the rate of one-half of one percent to be used to reduce the property tax rate”. Proposition No. 2 was “the adoption of an additional sales and use tax within the City at the rate of one-half of one percent to be used for parks and parks facilities, municipal buildings, (for example library facilities) including maintenance and operating costs of such facilities, and for the promotion and expansion of manufacturing and industrial facilities, and other economic development purposes”. Following approval of these propositions, the DCEDC Board was formed to oversee the use of sales tax funds.

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Board Members

David Galbraith

H. David Galbraith

Dave Galbraith is currently the Owner of Design-Build Management. He has been a resident of Duncanville for 42 years, and has served on the DCEDC since March 2015. He is married with three children.

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Derwin Broughton, AIA

Derwin Broughton is currently the Deputy Director of Architecture for KAI Texas, and the Vice-President of the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC).  He has been a resident of Duncanville for six years, and has served on the DCEDC since March 2015. He is married with two children.

Stephen Dial

Stephen Dial

Stephen Dial is currently the President at Hunt & Joiner, Inc., and the President of the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC). He has been a resident of Duncanville for 18 years, and has served on the DCEDC since August 2015. He is married with two children.

Chan Williams

Chan Williams is currently an Assistant Director in the Office of Budget at the City of Dallas.  She has been a resident of Duncanville for 12 years and has served on the DCEDC since December 2018.  She has two children.

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Terry S. Smith, Ph.D

Dr. Terry Smith is the former Executive Director with the Dallas County Juvenile Department. She has been a resident of Duncanville for four years, and has served on the DCEDC since August 2016. She is married with three children.

Michael Grace

Mike Grace is currently the Director of Dallas County Unincorporated Area Services.  He has been a resident of Duncanville for 12 years and has served on the DCEDC since November 2018.

Kenneth Govan

Kenneth Govan is currently the Area Manager at Oncor Electric Delivery Company. He has been a resident of Duncanville for 14 years, and has served on the DCEDC since November 2018. He is married with four children.

DCEDC Staff

Jessica James

Director of Economic Development
972.780.4997
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Cynthia Williams

Economic Development Coordinator
972.780.5090
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