Americans for the Arts has presented Dallas District 6 Council Member Omar Narvaez with the annual City Council Leadership Award in partnership with the National League of Cities, according to a press release from the city of Dallas.
The award recognizes a city council member who has consistently advocated for the advancement of pro-arts legislation, funding and promotion in their region.
Nolen Bivens, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, said, “I congratulate Councilmember Narvaez on this Leadership Award, but more importantly, I thank him for ensuring that the arts are a vital part of his district.
We all know that arts build and strengthen communities, and the success of his efforts to ensure that the arts have a place to thrive speak volumes about his commitment to ensuring that his own community can do so as well.” Martine Elyse Philippe, director of the city’s Office of Arts and Culture, said, “We are so proud to have one of our very own Dallas City Council members honored with this prestigious award. [Narvaez] has been such an impactful advocate for the cultural arts sector in Dallas.