The Dallas Breakfast Group (DBG)  has a unique mission – to increase participation by Dallas-area business executives and civic leaders in local elections and local affairs.

Several of Dallas’ leading business leaders established the Dallas Breakfast Group in 1986 to help identify and support quality candidates running for the Dallas City Council, the Dallas School Board, and the Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees.  They also sought qualified individuals for City of Dallas boards and commissions.

Over the years, the organization has also served as a vehicle for business leaders to meet with local elected and governmental officials in an informal manner.

Members join the Dallas Breakfast Group because of their interest in Dallas civic and political affairs.  They support the general principle that the quality of the candidates who seek local office do impact the quality of our local governmental institutions.

Candidate forums are held each year with candidates seeking election to the Dallas City Council, Dallas School Board or the Dallas County Community College District’s Board of Trustees. The DBG is the only business-focused organization in Dallas to host forums for members with candidates running for these elected positions.

More issues-oriented meetings are held at other times of the year with the focus on local issues such as economic development, transportation, water, and local civic engagement. The organization also invites local elected and business leaders to provide updates to members. Past speakers recently have included Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, Dallas City Manager TC Broadnax,  and former U.S. Senator (and also an original DBG member) Kay Bailey Hutchison.