The Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) has a bold VISION for the future and believes the BEST DAYS are yet to come! Building on our 13 year track record as an official Department of Justice Weed and Seed Site serving our far East Dallas community — 70,700 residents, across 35 neighborhood and crime watch organizations, over 60 apartment communities, dozens of faith organizations, and several public schools, — we are ready to begin the next decade of service.

Working in a strong alliance — FRI, the City and Law Enforcement partnerships, along with elected and appointed officials –we empower the community and make it the most desirable place to live, work, worship, and recreate in Dallas!

The exciting November launch of the COMMUNITY CONNECTION membership campaign at Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda Plaza is the beginning of new era for FRI. Along with our new Business and Resident Members, we will all work together to realize our Vision – “Complete Economic Revitalization of far East Dallas” and our Mission – “transform far East Dallas into a safe, beautiful, prosperous and proud community.” I hope you saw the positive news articles about FRI over the Thanksgiving holidays. Here are links to the articles. and

Let me tell you about the Community Connection membership program that links residents with local business.

Community Connection businesses, community groups, faith organizations, and residents connect through volunteer opportunities to keep our community safe, the families strong, and the schools improving! In addition,

Community Connection business members get to offer new customers discounts and incentives for shopping local along with many other benefits. We are excited to have YOU help set the direction on the programs and projects for 2012. To learn more and to receive our communications, go to If you become a Community Connection Member — your name will be entered to win a free iPad! We are moving into the digital age and want to keep in touch.