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Arun Agarwal to head Dallas CBTF

As the lead of the task force Agarwal is tasked with assisting the Dallas City Council and city staff in reviewing and selecting projects for possible inclusion in the 2024 Capital Bond Program.

Dallas Park Board President Arun Agarwal. Image - Dallas Innovates

Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson appointed Indian –American Arun Agarwal as the chair of the Community Bond Task Force (CBTF) Committee as part of the 2024 Capital Bond Program development process.

Agarwal currently serves as the president of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board, the CEO of Dallas-based textile company Nextt, and the vice chair of the Texas Economic Development Board.

In the new role, textile business expert Agarwal and his colleagues on the task force will assess the city’s US $13.5 billion needs inventory and recommend to the Dallas City Council a US$1 billion package of priorities, the official release stated.

Lauding Agarwal’s suitability to lead the task force, the Mayor said, “I am confident he will advocate for the right priorities for the people of Dallas.”

Reacting to the appointment, Agarwal said, “Honored to be appointed as chair of this community-focused group that will help guide critical discussions about our city’s future. I am particularly excited to help make major investments in parks, trails, and recreational facilities.”

Agarwal graduated from Maharajas College in Jaipur, Rajasthan and earned an MBA degree at the Institute of Management Technology at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.  He immigrated to the US for a master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University and moved to Dallas for employment.