Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen invites residents to the semi-annual Mayor's Community Table. This series of dining events hosted by Mayor Ron Jensen are designed to bring people who are dissimilar together to get to know each other over a meal.
The first event was a lunch in May 2015 attended by 130 residents. The second event was a dinner in September 2015 with 200 attendees. The most recent event was May 17, 2016.
The next event is 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Parkway. The cost of the event is $10 per person. To attend, RSVP online or call 972-237-7549.
The city assigns seating to achieve a mix of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and races.
"I wanted to start something that everyone in the community, regardless of differences or similarities, would feel welcome to attend. If we get to know someone's background, we're more likely to see and appreciate their point of view." - Mayor Ron Jensen
The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized the City of Grand Prairie as one of the nation's best in implementing programs that promote cultural diversity within their community. The City of Grand Prairie's "Mayor's Community Table" program earned the first place award in the 100,001-400,00 population category by the 2016 NLC City Cultural Diversity Awards Program. Read more.