Denton Together Coalition includes TWU leadership


Texas Woman’s University student Sheryl English, a junior government major from Denton, is serving as the chair of the Denton Together Coalition, a network of Denton community stakeholders working together to promote effective and positive community relations.

TWU leaders serving on the Coalition are: Monica Mendez Grant, vice president of the TWU Division of Student Life; TWU Police Chief Elizabeth Pauley; TWU Police Lieutenant Jennifer Niederhaus; Becky Rodriguez; executive director of the TWU Office of Inclusion and Outreach; and Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman, assistant director of the TWU Office of Inclusion and Outreach.

The Coalition was formed in July at the request of Denton Mayor Chris Watts. Members of the Coalition include representatives from the City of Denton, NAACP, LULAC, Serve Denton, the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, North Central Texas College, TWU, UNT, the Denton Independent School District, and numerous Denton churches, law enforcement officials, and community and business leaders.

On Thursday, (Nov. 19) the group signed a proclamation declaring the Coalition’s commitment to foster an environment of respect among diverse populations in Denton. According to a City of Denton press release, the proclamation formalizes the Coalition’s mission to create an ongoing dialogue to proactively address community issues and celebrate diversity across the City.

“I wanted to bring together a set of individuals that represent the uniqueness and diversity of Denton,” Mayor Watts said in the release. “When we come together and engage in real conversation about our cultural and social differences, we can learn to celebrate, honor, and appreciate the value diversity brings to this community.”

“Our goal is to be proactive and address any issues that are concerning to our community,” Coalition Chair English said in the release. “We want to address the issues, so we can continue to live in a harmonious city.”

North Texas TV station NBC 5 covered the Coalition’s proclamation event and a video of the story can be found here.

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