GRACE PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE recently appointed Sabrina R. Porter its new executive director. Porter has 30 years of leadership experience in senior services, including 10 years in administration for Grace Presbyterian Village. Porter also serves on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and she is a member of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce.
THE UP-AND-COMING COMMERCIAL DISTRICT near Tyler and Davis has a new website. Business owners collaborated on the creation of tylerdavisartdistrict.com. It is part of an effort to brand the area as the Tyler Davis Art District, or “X+” because of how it looks on the map.
THE OAK CLIFF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE recently presented its annual awards. The winners are: Best Oak Cliff Business: Anytime Fitness; Award for Advocacy: Southern Dallas Task Force member Linda Brown; Chamber Super Volunteer: Cesar Rea; Quality of Life Award: Concord Baptist Church; Best Development in Oak Cliff: Bishop Colorado Retail Plaza; Event having the most impact on Oak Cliff in 2009: Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade; Best Oak Cliff Public Servant: Eddie Bernice Johnson; Chairman’s Award: Mary Suhm; President’s Award: Royce West.