Dallas, Texas – Uptown Dallas Inc. (UDI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamee Jolly as President and Executive Director of the non-profit public improvement district (PID) effective March 13, 2023.
Jolly, born in Dallas and a former Uptown resident, is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Certified Institute for Organization Management (IOM), and Certified Chamber Executive (CCE).
“Dallas PID’s, like Uptown Dallas Inc., are on the forefront of urban planning and economic development,” said Kevin Hickman, UDI’s Chairman of the Board. “Jamee has the leadership, expertise, and stewardship for policy management, government relations, and community collaborations which will bring much to the organization and to the district.”
“I’m honored to step into this role and lead the organization, build relationships, and advocate for the Uptown community,” Jolly said. “With Uptown Dallas Inc.’s goals, together we will blend new ideas and innovative solutions to create positive change and establish a solid future for the district.”
As President and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Jolly steered the organization, with over 1,200 memberships, to achieve 5-Star Accreditation status. Additionally, she developed a three-year strategic plan while strengthening relationships between the Chamber, City and school districts. She helped transform the City by supporting economic development efforts to relocate major corporations such as Hilti North American, Toyota North America, Liberty Mutual, and JPMorgan Chase.
Jolly was the party-elect in 2021 for the Texas House of Representatives where she raised over $2.5M to fund her campaign and was backed by the Governor, Speaker of the House, members of the Texas Legislature, and other local leadership.
Furthermore, Jolly led the Plano ISD Education Foundation for students, families, teachers, and classrooms, where she produced 400 new donors within her first year in the position; and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association where she increased the political action committee contributions by 65% in one year. She’s held positions with The Real Estate Council and the Collin County Association of Realtors.
Jolly will lead the UDI team, work alongside the City of Dallas, and guide stakeholders through organization initiatives from public realm improvements and public safety, to maintenance, transportation, marketing and placemaking.
Former UDI Executive Director, Kathy Stewart, left the organization to run for Dallas City Council, District 10.
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Uptown Dallas, Inc. (UDI) is a non-profit that manages and enhances the public improvements of the Uptown district (PID). Funded by special assessments and paid for and voted on by Uptown property owners, these assessment dollars pay for additional and supplemental services of public safety, capital improvements, maintenance, mobility, and marketing. For more information about Uptown, visit uptowndallas.net and follow Uptown Dallas on social media.
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