DeSoto Development Corporation

Overview
  • Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve for a one to two-year term with term limits of six years total.  
  • Promotes quality development within the City of DeSoto.
  • Manage budget of funds received from 1/2 cent sales tax collected in DeSoto
  • Eligible candidates should have a minimum of one of the following qualifications:
    • Serve, or have served as Chief Executive Officer of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a position of executive management of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a professional capacity
    • Have experience equivalent to any of the above qualifications and must be bondable

Meeting schedule
The DeSoto Development Corporation Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Conference Room at City Hall. Special meetings, when necessary.

DDC Staff
Matt Carlson
Chief Executive Officer
972.230.9611
mcarlson@desototexas.gov

Antoine Long
Research and Business Development Manager
972-230-9623
ALong@desototexas.gov

Melba Hill
Administrative Assistant
972.230.9611
mhill@desototexas.gov

Council Representative
Andre' Byrd
Councilmember - Place 4
682.261.5035
Email Councilmember Byrd

Board of Directors
Michael Baldwin, President
Initial Appointment: 09/21
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Latosha Herron Bruff
Vice-President
Initial Appointment: 09/21
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Felecia Pierson, Secretary/Treasurer
Initial Appointment: 04/23
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Dr. Micaela Herndon, Director
Initial Appointment: 04/23
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Mark Jones, Director
Initial Appointment: 04/23
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Dr. Ahmad Garrett-Price, Director
Initial Appointment: 04/23
Current Term Expires: 03/25

Akilah Wallace, Director
Initial Appointment: 04/23
Current Term Expires: 03/25
2024

06/13/24 DeSoto Development Corporation Regular Board Meeting Agenda More...
05/09/24 DeSoto Development Corporation Regular Board Meeting Agenda More...
04/11/24 DeSoto Development Corporation Regular Board Meeting Agenda More...
04/11/24 DDC Regular Board Meeting Cancelled More...
03/14/24 DDC Regular Board Meeting Agenda
02/08/24 DDC Regular Board Meeting Agenda More...
01/11/24 DDC Regular Board Meeting Agenda More...
01/04/24 Special Called Meeting Agenda More...
2023

12/14/23 Regular Agenda Agenda
09/30/23 Special Meeting Agenda More...
09/14/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
08/24/23 Special Meeting Agenda More...
08/10/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
07/13/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
07/07/23 Special Called Meeting Agenda More...
07/06/23 Special Called Meeting Agenda More...
06/20/23 Special Meeting Agenda More...
06/08/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
05/11/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
04/13/23 Cancellation Notice Agenda
02/20/23 Special Called Joint Meeting Agenda More...
02/09/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
01/12/23 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
2022

12/10/22 Special Called Meeting Retreat Agenda More...
11/28/22 Cancelled Meeting Agenda More...
11/07/22 Special Meeting Agenda More...
10/24/22 Cancelled / Regular Meeting Agenda More...
10/18/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/26/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/22/22 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
08/08/22 Special Called Meeting Agenda More...
07/25/22 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
06/27/22 Cancelled Meeting Agenda
05/23/22 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
04/25/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/11/22 Special Meeting Agenda
04/06/22 Special Meeting Agenda
03/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
02/28/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
01/24/22 Regular Meeting Agenda
2021

11/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
10/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
09/27/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
08/23/21 Cancelled Meeting Agenda
07/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
07/09/21 Welcome Reception for Matt Carlson & Farewell Reception for Joe Newman Agenda
06/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/24/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
04/26/21 Special/ Regular Meeting Agenda More...
03/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda
03/01/21 Special Meeting Agenda More...
02/22/21 Economic Development Corporation Agenda
01/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
01/22/21 DEDC/Park Development Corporation Meeting Agenda
2020

12/07/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
11/09/20 Special Meeting Agenda More...
10/26/20 Cancelled Meeting Agenda More...
08/31/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
07/27/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
06/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda
05/18/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
05/13/20 Agenda More...
04/27/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
03/30/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
03/23/20 Board Meeting Postponement Notice Agenda More...
02/24/20 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/03/20 Special Meeting Agenda More...
01/27/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
01/07/20 Notice of Possible Quorum for the City Council Meeting Agenda More...