Rafael Anchia Appointed to Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee

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January 15, 2016                                                                                                                                                           (214) 943-6081 (512) 517-7380(cell)


Rafael Anchia Appointed to Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee


DALLAS – Today, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the formation of the Trinity Parkway Advisory Committee, whose members were appointed by Dallas City Councilmember Sandy Greyson and former North Texas Tollway Authority Chair Jere Thompson, Jr.  Councilmember Greyson and Mr. Thompson were each allowed to appoint three members to the Committee.  The members are:


  • Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative and Dallas mayor
  • Rep. Rafael Anchia, Texas State Representative for House District 103
  • Angela Hunt, former Dallas City Council member
  • Chancellor Lee Jackson, University of North Texas system
  • Mary Ceverha, founder and former president, Trinity Commons Foundation, Inc.
  • Robert MeckFessel, former president of the American Institute of Architects Dallas


Rep. Anchia, who was appointed by Councilmember Greyson, expressed his appreciation. “I am grateful for the confidence placed in me by Councilmember Greyson,” said Rep. Anchia, “and I am also excited by the prospect of working with such a distinguished list of committee members, all of whom have shown over the years a deep commitment to what is best for the future of Dallas and its citizens.”


The purpose of the committee is:

  • To review the work of the Trinity Parkway Technical Committee and to advise on whether the final design of the road was true to the 20 points presented to the City Council last year by Larry Beasley and,
  • To share their advisory opinions of the same with the City Council through testimony to be taken by Transportation & Trinity River Project Committee Chair Lee Kleinman.


The technical committee, appointed by the city manager, has been meeting for the past several months.  The purpose of that committee is to do a technical review to ensure the 20 ideas can be achieved within the current federal Record of Decision.


Mr. Beasley will present results of that technical review to the advisory committee and facilitate discussion among the group members in the coming weeks.  The advisory committee findings will be shared with the technical committee and presented to the Transportation & Trinity River Project Committee at the end of February.



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