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MEET COOKIE

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Personal / Education


As a native Dallasite, I attended elementary through
high school in DISD. Earning my BA degree from UT
Arlington, afforded me the opportunity to remain in the
DFW area.

 

After college, I became a teacher with DISD which was
a great start to my career. With a strong focus on
linguists, I obtained a master’s degree in German, as
well as obtained survival skills in Italian and French.

 

Employment / Professional

 

Having the opportunity to work in Europe, I provided
executives from European corporations with an
understanding of American business cultures and
practices relative to their industries
.
The research
and knowledge that I obtained has been useful
throughout my professional career.

 

After returning to Dallas, I moved to a home in District
12. I joined American Airlines/Sabre, where I worked
for over 15 years. I successfully managed the data
center financials, comprising an annual budget of $160MM and oversight of its 700+ employees.

 

Fun Fact

During the summer of 2018, I hiked throughout Europe,
enjoying the breath-taking scenery and historical sites.

Community / Civic Efforts

 

Desiring a career to “pay-it-forward”, I focused my
energies on community service. My efforts include:

 

⭑   For the past five years, I have served on the City
Planning and Zoning Commission
, representing
District 12. Relevant results comprise:

       o   Fostered a mutually beneficial discussion between
concerned residents and a large car dealership,
building on the northern perimeter of District 12.

 

       Balancing safety and aesthetics with the added
tax revenue
from the dealership resulted in the
successful outcome.
   

       o   Contributed to the win-win solution between
eight HOAs, the Shelton School and legal
representation to facilitate Shelton’s move to its
new location on Preston Road.

 

       o   Devoted many hours to the creation and
implementation of the “Tree Ordinance”, which
focuses on tree preservation and replacement for
clean air and landscape beautification.

 

    With a focus on crime prevention, I have served as
chairperson of our HOA’s “Volunteers in Patrol”
program for 11 years.

 

Ensuring we have DPD trained volunteers to
patrol
our streets and alleys is vital for
neighborhood safety. I recruit members, monitor
formal training activities and ensure that we
support Dallas Police.

 

   As Chair of the Cotton Belt Concerned Citizens’
Coalition (2008-present), my efforts have resulted in
agreement from DART to provide a double-gating
at crossings to protect children/pedestrians, a
15-foot-high sound-barrier
and special absorption
materials to minimize vibrations for nearby
residents.

   In 2002, I became involved with Crossroads
Community Services, (“CCS”), an independent
Dallas Morning News charity.

 

CCS provides low income individuals with clothing,
nutritious groceries and skills necessary for
sustained success. I taught financial/budgeting
skills as well as distributed food and clothing.

   As a member of the Dallas County Master
Gardeners. I planted bulbs/shrubs and hauled water
for the new plants in the Preston Trail Green Belt in
District 12.

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