SCBA Newsletter: June 2009

June 10, 2009

Public Safety Meeting with District Attorney Craig Watkins\

SCBA chairman, Matt Ferguson, with District Attorney Craig Watkins

D.A. Craig Watkins drew close to 100 in attendance at the June 16th SCBA public safety meeting held at the Wyndham Dallas Love Field hotel. D.A. Watkins shared some of the challenges his office is currently facing and how he is working to prevent those challenges from potentially causing a negative effect on crime in the area. SCBA greatly appreciates the hard work of all the staff at the D.A.'s office and for the services it provides Dallas citizens. If you would like to learn more about the D.A.'s initiatives please visit SCBA would also like to thank our generous sponsors, Texas Security Bank, Wyndham Dallas Love Field and Citizens Development Center for providing free lunch for everyone in attendance. If you are interested in sponsoring a future SCBA event please contact

SCBA Supports Local Schools in Corridor

SCBA understands the importance and the value of our schools and teachers, especially those located in the Corridor. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, SCBA recently made a donation to Esparanza "Hope" Medrano Elementary and Thomas J. Rusk Middle School to sponsor their well-deserved Faculty Appreciation lunches. Join me in congratulating Medrano Elementary's Principal, Ricardo Weir, and T.J. Rusk Middle School's Principal, Evangelina Kircher, on another successful school year.

Executive Director, Gabriela Gilmore,
presents a check to T. J. Rusk Middle
School's Assistant Principal and Dean,
Stephanie Hall.
SCBA member, Dan Morgan, and SCBA Chairman,
Matt Ferguson, present a check to Esperanza
"Hope" Medrano Elementary's Principal, Ricardo Weir.

SCBA would like to thank former board members, Doug Nash with GE Real Estate and David Craig with Crow Holdings for their previous service on the SCBA Board of Directors.

SCBA Chairman, Matt Ferguson (pictured left) and Vice Chairman, Tony Gilbert
(pictured right) present former board member, David Craig, with an SCBA plaque.

SCBA Member Highlight

Citizens Development Center is a unique organization that serves the needs of both the business and disabled communities. Established in 1951, Citizens Development Center (Citizens) is a private, non-profit 501c3, United Way agency dedicated to empowering men and women with disabilities to achieve their highest level of employability. This organization is really focused on economic growth and development in creating jobs and providing job placements for men and women with disabilities.

Citizens capable and enthusiastic workforce provides accurate and on-time fulfillment services for local businesses, including many in the surrounding cities of Dallas County. Located just minutes away from Irving and Las Colinas, Citizens Development Center operates a climate-controlled, 30,000 square foot warehouse in the Stemmons Business Corridor, just south of 183 and Mockingbird.

Citizens Development Center helps companies of all sizes meet the challenges of fluctuating work loads, rising personnel costs and limited warehouse space. Citizens dedicated and experienced labor force effectively and efficiently handles quick turn-around jobs as well as on-going projects with a commitment to quality and reliability. Services provided include kitting/assembly, packaging, hand-filling, inspection, sorting, collating, shrink-wrapping, inventory destruction, and labeling.

Citizens offers many benefits for businesses including: Free Quote within 24 hours; Competitive Pricing (Fixed Price Per Unit); On-Time Delivery; Quality Services; 25+ Years Experience; and Convenient Location. For more information about Citizens Development Center's fulfillment capabilities, visit their website at or call.