Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, March 11th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

Dallas Fire & Rescue

Dallas Fire & Rescue isn’t standing still as our population grows and the number of calls for help increase. The Department is working to reduce EMS response time, improve its capacity to prioritize dispatches, recruit new firefighters, and add to the equipment necessary to meet the demand. In December, City Manager T.C. Broadnax appointed Dominique Artis, a Dallas native and a 23-year veteran of Dallas Fire & Rescue, to serve as the Chief of the Department.

Join us on March 11 to hear Chief Artis discuss the challenges facing the Department and his plans for the future of Dallas Fire & Rescue.

Our Speaker

Fire Chief Dominique ArtisDominique Artis became Chief of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on December 28, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was the Assistant Chief of the Administration Bureau overseeing Training, Maintenance, Clothing and Supply, Recruiting, Chaplain Services, and the Environmental Management System for Dallas Fire-Rescue. Chief Artis has worked in various assignments throughout his 24-year career in the department. He has served as Captain, in both Emergency Operations and the Emergency Medical Service Bureau, a district swing Lieutenant, Driver Engineer, and Fire Rescue Paramedic. Chief Artis holds various certifications including Master Firefighter, Master ARFF, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, and USAR Task Force leader.

Dominique Artis grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is a graduate of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology from Prairie View A&M University, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer Program. His favorite pastime includes traveling, watching sports, and sharing time with his wife of 19 years and their two daughters.

Dues for 2019 are just $100! If you bring a friend who decides to join us, the $15 guest fee can be applied toward his or her dues. You can pay on line, bring cash or a check to a meeting, or mail your check to our Treasurer, Brent Berryman (see address at the bottom of this page). Please RSVP Here
Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220