In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Dallas has established a Restaurant and Hospitality Advisory Committee.
City of Dallas
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson established an Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Assistance, chaired by Dallas City Councilmember Casey Thomas.

Mayor Johnson stated that this committee "will enable the Dallas City Council to consider concrete steps that will help mitigate any negative effects of our painful but necessary emergency measures on our economy and our society."

Two areas of focus for the Ad Hoc Committee are restaurants and hotels. As the committee's liasion to the hospitality sector, Dallas City Councilmember Adam Bazaldua formed a Restaurant & Hospitality Advisory Committee on May 8, 2020.

Councilmember (and Chef) Bazaldua said that the purpose of this group "is to provide council with recommendations and best practices for the reopening phase, and to be a collective industry voice for most proposed ideas as we move forward."

Although independent of the actions of the private, non-profit 24HourDallas organization, Councilmember Bazaldua tapped 24HourDallas Director Randall White to chair this advisory group.

Recommendations from this City of Dallas advisory committee will reviewed in a webinar/virtual 'happy hour' planned for 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2020. The webinar is open to the public. REGISTER HERE

Then, in August, these recommendations will be presented to Dallas City Council.

This webinar will review the COVID-19 economic recovery and recommendations that will be made to Dallas City Council by the city's Restaurant and Hospitality Advisory Committee.

Restaurants, hotels, cultural organizations, events, and tourism predominate Dallas' 24-hour economy. The progress made by this committee parallels and complements the work of our non-profit.

If you have questions or suggestions for this City of Dallas committee, please contact Randall White at

City of Dallas Restaurant & Hospitality Advisory Committee Members

Restaurant & Hospitality Best Practices and Re-Opening Guides