Written by Phil Cerroni
The Quality Texas Foundation has asked Irving City Manager Tommy Gonzalez to join its Board of Directors.
“The Quality Texas Foundation exists to guide and support organizations in their quest for performance excellence and strives to promote economic development in the state by helping organizations grow more competitive in today’s marketplace. Strong organizations make strong cities, and strong cities make a strong state,” said Lynn Tomaszewski, CEO, Quality Texas Foundation.
“Mr. Gonzalez continues to lead Irving in its journey to excellence. Under his leadership, the City of Irving achieved significant milestones – becoming a proud recipient of the 2011 Texas Award for Performance Excellence, as well as the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Members of the Quality Texas Board of Directors are committed to improving the education, health and economic conditions throughout Texas. Each member brings unique insight and expertise to the table, representing diverse industry sectors of our economy. Tommy will be a strong addition to our Board, as well as great support for our members.”
“I am honored to serve on this esteemed board,” said Gonzalez. “Irving has proven the Baldrige principles, normally associated with the private sector, can work in government. I look forward to learning from others who are pursuing quality as well as sharing what we have learned with them. Additionally, I’m interested in creating innovative strategies that will foster continued economic development in our state.”
Board terms are two consecutive terms of three years each.
Source: City of Irving