District 9 City Councilwoman Paula Blackmon was chosen to lead the environment and sustainability committee, according to a memorandum of appointments from Mayor Eric Johnson. Newly elected District 14 Councilman Paul Ridley will serve as vice chair.
Johnson did not appoint Blackmon to lead any committee as chair or vice chair in her first term.
Blackmon will also serve on the housing and homelessness solutions committee, the workforce, education and equity committee, the quality of life, arts and culture committee and the ad hoc committee on general investigating and ethics.
Ridley will join the government performance and financial management committee, the housing and homelessness solutions committee, the quality of life, arts and culture committee, the ad hoc committee on COVID-19 recovery and assistance and the ad hoc committee on judicial nominations.
District 11 representative Jaynie Schultz is the only new City Council member to serve as a committee chair.
The appointments run through the 2021-23 Dallas City Council term.