MEET ADAM MEDRANO

A Leader for District 2

Representing District 2, Adam Medrano was elected to the Dallas City Council in May 2013 and re-elected for two more terms in 2015 and 2017. For over two decades, Medrano has dedicated his personal and professional time to help the community, especially its youth. In 2017, he was elected Deputy Mayor Pro Tem by the Mayor and his colleagues in a unanimous vote.

He fought for our district in the 2017 Bond Election and won over 80 million dollars for street improvements, parks, libraries, public safety, and economic development for our district.

Council Member Medrano currently serves on the Public Safety, Human & Social Needs, and Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure, & Sustainability Committees.  Mr. Medrano is also the chair of two Mayor-appointed Task Forces: the Education Task Force and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Task Force.  In addition, Mr. Medrano is a board member of Downtown Dallas, Inc., member of the Dallas County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, member of the Urban Forest Advisory Committee, and member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO).  He is also a member of National League of Cities under which he serves as a board member for HELO (Hispanic Elected Local Officials) and GLBTLO (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Local Officials).

A lifelong resident of District 2, Council Member Medrano attended Dallas Independent School District schools.  He attended Sam Houston Elementary School and the former L.L. Hotchkiss Montessori Academy and graduated from Hillcrest High School.  He graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

Accomplishments on City Council

During his tenure on the Dallas City Council, Adam has:

  • fought for our district in the 2017 Bond Election and won over 80 million dollars for street improvements, parks, libraries, public safety, and economic development for our district.
  • Secured funding for a new park in the Cedars and the Farmers Market District.
  • Opened the joint District 2 and District 6 Office at the Bachman Recreation Center to better serve you.
  • Secured construction on two new splash grounds at K.B. Polk Park and Grauwyler Park.
  • Championed and delivered the Samuell Grand Aquatic Center, a seven million dollar investment in our East Dallas neighborhoods.
  • Successfully navigated the Atmos planned gas outage in Northwest Dallas to keep 3200 families safe.
  • Worked with city staff and Just Save the Dog to create the Animal Cruelty Task Force which brought new resources to address animal abuse including, two full time detectives.
  • Worked to bring new economic development to strengthen our community and to create higher paying jobs.
  • Collaborated with neighbors to secure over eight million dollars for the Main-Columbia-Abrams Complete Street Project.
  • Used his position as chair of the LGBT Task Force to work with members to develop the plan for the upcoming Cedar Springs Road Renovations Project which will include gateway signage, pedestrian plazas, curb ramps, sidewalk improvements, crosswalks, new traffic signals, and landscaping. 
  • Won Kaboom grants for a playscape installation at the K.B. Recreation Center and the J. Erik Jonsson Central LibraryWorked to pass several pro-environment policies which will protect our air, water, trees, and parks.

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

While serving on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2013, Adam Medrano had a proven record of achievement and accomplishment. Adam is very proud of the fact that all of the schools in his district improved during his tenure to a passing rate. The youngest person ever elected to the Dallas ISD School Board, Adam brought a fresh prospective to the Dallas School Board. Adam’s leadership for reform earned him the respect of his colleagues. In 2007, Adam was elected to serve as the Board’s First Vice-President in a unanimous vote.  He was elected three separate times to serve as President of the School Board.

Adam is a coalition builder who can work with everyone to get people on the same side. He worked on the School Board to set policies that support the School District’s goals while fighting for fairness for teachers, parents and students.

Record of Community Service

Growing up in District 2, Adam Medrano was raised to believe in community service. For him, it’s a way of life.

Adam has a long history of serving and volunteering for a number of organizations in the community.    

 

 

  • Board of Friends Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School, former member
  • City of Dallas Ignacio Zaragoza Recreation Center Advisory Council, former member
  • Salvation Army Holiday Meal, volunteer
  • Eagles Youth Soccer, coach
  • Dallas Summit Youth Volleyball, volunteer
  • Dallas Medrano Youth Basketball, assistant coach
  • American Red Cross, Hurricane Katrina relief volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Area Clean Ups in East Dallas
  • Reverchon Round Up
  • City Wide Graffiti Wipe Out

Adam worked for the City of Dallas, Parks and Recreation Department for nearly a decade managing and overseeing the operations of several recreation centers.  This included managing and supervising employees, program planning and development, special event planning, budgeting and fundraising. It required him to do community outreach, focus on community relations and customer service.  He introduced creative and innovative recreation programs increasing revenue for programs by 78% in one fiscal year. Adam is dedicated to the children and youth of the community and put special emphasis on strengthening youth programs, sports camps and leagues.

Adam Medrano brings energy and enthusiasm to everything he does.  He is bright, hardworking, trustworthy and completely dedicated to the city of Dallas.  With his experience and qualifications, Adam is the most qualified candidate to represent District 2 on the Dallas City Council.

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