The one big city project that seems to be working, in terms of invested city dollars bringing in scads of private dollars, is the Downtown Arts District. And Veletta Lill, who held what is now Angela Hunt’s council seat for eight years and more recently was a volunteer Arts District coordinator, will be at the center of the action as the new executive director of the Arts District, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The announcement was made by Mayor Tom Leppert, Hunt and DowntownDallas President and CEO John Crawford; DowntownDallas is a private organization comprised of various downtown businesses and businesspeople. The group charges dues to join ($500 to $25,000 per year, depending on business size and amount of office space leased) and will employ Lill and fund her salary. Lill’s job is to help ensure the Arts District is developed with a long-term plan in mind.
Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Oak Cliff.