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.
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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.

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Matt Murrah, Ph.D

Matt Murrah is currently the Vice President for Financial Affairs at Dallas Baptist University. He has been a resident of Duncanville since 2014, and has served on the DCEDC since August, 2015. He is married with three 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.

Grady W. Smithey, Jr.

Grady W. Smithey, Jr. previously served on the DCEDC for three years and as the first President in 1995. He was reappointed in November 2016. He has been a resident of Duncanville for 67 years and previously served on the Duncanville City Council for 22 years. He is married with two 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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