Duncanville Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award – Updated

Duncanville is One of Ten Winning Communities to Receive the State Environmental Award and a Share of $2 Million in Prize Money

Duncanville, Texas – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Duncanville as one of ten winners of the 2021 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more than 50 years. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Duncanville will receive $210,000 for a landscaping project.

The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a group of diverse, multi-sector judges on achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, litter law, and illegal dumping enforcement.

Duncanville is proud to receive this award. The City of Duncanville and Keep Duncanville Beautiful, a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate, have partnered on environmental and beautification programs which include, but are not limited to:

  • a Household Hazardous Waste event in the spring;
  • two city-wide Operation: Clean Duncanville events in the spring and fall;
  • a Property Improvement Program that assists property owners who are unable to make home repairs due to life circumstances;
  • an Annual Garden Workshop in the spring; and
  • proactive efforts to enforce codes and combat illegal dumping.

The City of Duncanville received 2nd place in 2019 and made a dedicated effort in 2020 to do more, be better, and get more individuals involved in keeping Duncanville beautiful.

“The Governor’s Community Achievement Award is a positive recognition of the Keep Duncanville Beautiful board’s hard work, commitment, and success in the beautification of our community,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon.

The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with TxDOT providing landscaping award funding since 1985. Duncanville will be honored during KTB’s Annual Conference, which will take place virtually from June 29 through July 1. Other winning communities include Athens, Denton, Friendswood, Gatesville, Cuero, Mansfield, McKinney, Muenster, and San Saba.

To learn more about GCAA and this year’s winners, visit ktb.org/gcaa.

MAY 1, 2021 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

May 1, 2021

GENERAL ELECTION

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Patrick Harvey 799 1,185      52.11% (W)
Angela D. Jones 368 577       25.37%
Richard E. Shaw 179 346       15.22%
Shawn Von Lauffer 99 166        7.30%
Total 1,445 2,274 100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Joe Veracruz 221 389       52.57% (W)
Matthew J. Jones 144 240        32.43%
De Gooden 67 111        15.00%
Total 432 740 100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Jeremy Koontz 147 239     69.48% (W)
Kasundra Brown 63 105      30.52%
Total 210 344     100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Greg Contreras 203 259       57.81% (W)
Johnette Jameson 122 174 38.84%
Melba R. Wright 9 15 3.35%
Total 334 448 100.00%

  Dallas County Elections Department /

PDF of Unofficial Early Voting Results / PDF of Unofficial Election Results

City of Duncanville City Secretary’s Office Awarded Achievement of Excellence Award

texas municipal clerks office award of excellence

On Monday, April 12, 2021 the Texas Municipal Clerks Association announced via their social media the names of Texas City Secretary Offices that had been awarded the organization’s Achievement of Excellence Award. Duncanville was one of 25 Texas cities that was given this recognition.

The Achievement of Excellence Award recognizes the statutory requirements and demands for the effective management of resources for proper governance by the municipal clerk’s office. The award itself recognizes municipal clerk offices throughout the state for compliance with federal, state, and local statutes that govern standards necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office. A municipal clerk’s office must have met and demonstrated 9 of 12 standards to be eligible to receive the award. The 12 standards considered by a committee include:

  • Records Management
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Professional Development / Certifications
  • Boards/Commissions
  • Government Transparency
  • Municipal Clerk Office Policies/Procedures
  • Elections
  • Other Areas of Responsibility
  • Awards/Recognitions
  • Innovation/Streamline Projects
  • Public Information Act
  • Departmental Training

The City Secretary’s office is responsible for conducting city elections, maintaining records, certification of legal documents, public notice of City Council meetings, keeping the minutes of those meetings, and many other crucial tasks. The Duncanville City Secretary’s office is headed by Kristin Downs who has served the city for over five years.

“The Council and I wish to congratulate Ms. Downs for this recognition of her always exceptional management of the City Secretary’s Office,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon.

The recipients of this distinguished award will be recognized in the June issue of the TMCA, Inc., newsletter and be officially acknowledged in October at the TMCA Awards Banquet.

Duncanville Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award

Duncanville is One of Ten Winning Communities to Receive the State Environmental Award and a Share of $2 Million in Prize Money

Duncanville, Texas – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Duncanville as one of ten winners of the 2021 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more than 50 years. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Duncanville will receive $210,000 for a landscaping project.

The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a group of diverse, multi-sector judges on achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, litter law, and illegal dumping enforcement.

Duncanville is proud to receive this award. The City of Duncanville and Keep Duncanville Beautiful, a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate, have partnered on environmental and beautification programs which include, but are not limited to:

  • a Household Hazardous Waste event in the spring;
  • two city-wide Operation: Clean Duncanville events in the spring and fall;
  • a Property Improvement Program that assists property owners who are unable to make home repairs due to life circumstances;
  • an Annual Garden Workshop in the spring; and
  • proactive efforts to enforce codes and combat illegal dumping.

The City of Duncanville received 2nd place in 2019 and made a dedicated effort in 2020 to do more, be better, and get more individuals involved in keeping Duncanville beautiful.

“The Governor’s Community Achievement Award is a positive recognition of the Keep Duncanville Beautiful board’s hard work, commitment, and success in the beautification of our community,” said Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon.

The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with TxDOT providing landscaping award funding since 1985. Duncanville will be honored during KTB’s Annual Conference, which will take place virtually from June 29 through July 1. Other winning communities include Athens, Denton, Friendswood, Gatesville, Cuero, Mansfield, McKinney, Muenster, and San Saba.

To learn more about GCAA and this year’s winners, visit ktb.org/gcaa.

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2021 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

The 2021 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 1st.  The slate of offices includes Councilmembers to represent At-Large, District 1, District 3 and District 5.  All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the At-Large position. Registered voters residing in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

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Preparations Begin for 2021 City Officers Elections

Election Day is May 1, 2021

The 2021 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 1st.  Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Councilmember At Large, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 5 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 13th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12th.  Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

  • Qualified voter;
  • Resident of the State of Texas for one year;
  • Resident of the City and district for six months; and
  • Hold no other public office.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Councilmember At Large.  Residents of Districts 1, 3, and 5 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 1, 2021 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 1st election.  Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-8683. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017.  Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.

2020 Councilmember District 2 Runoff Election Dates and Voting Locations

November 3, 2020 General Election Results

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

Official Election Results

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 Early Votes Election Day Votes Vote Totals
Don McBurnett 885 85 970
Hector Sifuentes 802 159 962*
Misty Bain 894 119 1,014*
       

*Provisional vote

Runoff Election Announced

A runoff election between candidates Don McBurnett (incumbent) and Misty Bains has been scheduled with early voting set to begin Monday, November 23rd and continue to December 4th. Election day will be Tuesday, December 8th.

Early Voting Dates Hours
November 23rd – November 25th
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 28th
(Saturday)
8 AM to 5 PM
November 29th
(Sunday)
1 PM to 6 PM
November 30th – December 2nd
(Monday through Wednesday)
8 AM to 5 PM
December 3rd – December 4th
(Thursday and Friday)
7 AM to 7 PM
Election DayHours
Tuesday, December 8th 7 AM – 7 PM

Polling Places

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ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ARISE CHURCH

BRANDENBURG INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

BYRD MIDDLE SCHOOL

CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL

DANIEL SR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

DUNCANVILLE’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

DUNCANVILLE HS PERFORMANCE HALL

DUNCANVILLE LIBRARY

FAIRMEADOWS ELEM SCHOOLREED MIDDLE SCHOOL