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About Delia Jasso

Delia, a lifelong resident of Dallas, where she was born and reared, was elected to the Dallas City Council in June 2009 to represent District 1. She was re-elected in May 2011 to continue representing District 1. She was the Senior Director of Community Relations at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, 2013-2015. Currently she owns  a consulting business that deals with governmental affairs and education.

From 2000-2008, she served on the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board and in 2005, was elected Vice President of the Board by the Dallas City Council.

Her district included Bishop Arts and sponsored re-development from 2009-2013 including the Streetcar to Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts.

Delia graduated from Skyline High School in Dallas and attended Sunset High School and went on to study Journalism at Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Awards: Texas Can! “Mother of the Year” award in 2008, 2010 Public Servant of the Year by the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, She is a 2011 Maura Award winner for Women Helping Women given by the Dallas Women’s Museum, Red Ribbon Award in 2011 by Aids Arms ,  Oak Cliff Merchants award in 2011,  TX Diversity Council 2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award.  She served on the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater Dallas Planning Council of Dallas Board of Directors,  SMU Hispanic Distinguished Alumni Award 2013, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2013 La Cima award recipient, 2016 Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award.

She is a tri-Chair of Friends of Dallas Parks, Board member of the Family Place, Executive Committee,  Board member of the Latino Cultural Center, Board Member to the Methodist Hospital Advisory Board and Incoming (2019) Chair for the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is the proud founding director of the recently launched UTA/DART Transportation Leadership Academy, now in their second year.

Delia Jasso received the award from the Dallas Business Journal as the 2018 Minority Business Leader for her work as board Chair for Texans Can Academies. Delia was the Chairwoman of the Board of Texans Can Academies and held this position from 2008 to 2017. Texans Can Academies have grown to 14 campuses in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Ft. Worth, and Houston graduating over 150 thousand students of which 95% are economically disadvantaged. Upon leaving the Board, Delia was honored to have the Employee Scholarship fund named after her, the Delia Jasso/Employee Scholarship Fund at Texans Can Academies.

She is the proud creator/originator of the 2017 launch of the UTA/DART Transportation Leadership Academy now in the second year 2018-2019

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