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Community Connection Initiative

Jack Bradshaw, President & CEO Northeast Tarrant Chamber
Jack Bradshaw is the President & CEO of the Northeast Tarrant Chamber. He is directly responsible for the overall operations of the Northeast Tarrant Chamber, which was established in 1957. Jack works with national and state elected officials and partner city officials from North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Haltom City and Watauga while reporting monthly to the Chamber Board of Directors, working with the Birdville and Keller Independent School Districts as well as

Project Description:

Tarrant County is home to a diverse population with a range of community needs and challenges. Often community resources are siloed across multiple organizations and agencies, or duplicated creating gaps in certain services and inefficiencies in the use of resources in the community. This working group will seek to address this challenge by identifying opportunities in Tarrant County for alignment and collaboration for optimal benefits for residents to connect to resources. By focusing on bringing together community leaders, organizations, and residents, this groups will identify gaps in service, opportunities for alignment, and ways to optimize resources available. We will also bring together a collaborative effort between local government, community organizations, and residents to get more people connected to their communities in Tarrant County
Who is involved? Who else needs to be involved?
• Other Chambers of Commerce and Personnel
• City ED Directors and Personnel
• Parks & Rec Personnel
• Networking Group Leaders
• Faith Organizations
• Tarrant County Personnel
• Local Colleges (especially TCC)
• School Districts
• Local Private Schools
• Fort Worth Star-Telegram
• Tarrant County Entertainment Organizations.

Project Goals:

With the primary effort to enhance local economic development through a more cohesive and effective system of community resources, this group will:
1. Create a community calendar with links to orgs and resources.
2. Find all available resources to link in one place.
3. Create links and resources for deeper services and organizations.
4. Develop new ways to communicate and raise awareness in the county.
5. Measure effectiveness of resources alignment and community collaboration in next year.
6. Explore the ability to scale and replicate this resource to the greater DFW metro.
7. Increase awareness and support for local businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups.
8. Explore the idea of social bus tours that highlight Tarrant County landmarks, history, and social hot spots.

Project metrics:

1. Number of organizations engaged in this resource alignment effort.
2. Increase in access to community resources in Tarrant County.
3. People, orgs, and resources connected to meet community needs.
4. Increase in number of local events attended and promoted through the network.
5. Number of new business partnerships established.

If you want more information or would like to volunteer, please contact our volunteer team lead, Jack Bradshaw at info@kingdomecosystems.com