Chhunny Chhean’s career at the City of Dallas began in the City Attorney’s Office as a Municipal Prosecutor. In this department, she worked her way up to Chief of Community Prosecution where she led a dynamic team of attorneys who worked to improve quality of life, reduce crime and empower neighborhoods.
As the Director of Procurement Services, the path Chhuny has forged has made possible the City’s first ever all-female leadership team in this department.
Chhunny is the proud daughter of refugees. Born in the US, her drive for success was fueled by her upbringing. It is no wonder she was chosen as the American Bar Association’s inaugural Elizabeth Clark Fellow for State and Local Government Law among other important recognitions.
Chief Berry oversees the Inspection & Life Safety Education Division and the Arson Investigation and Explosive Ordinance Division in Dallas Fire-Rescue. Chief Berry worked in both divisions before becoming the first African American woman to serve as Assistant Chief for the Dallas-Fire Rescue.
In November of 2020, Women in Fire noted that around 6,200 women currently work as full-time, career firefighters and officers. Several hundred hold the rank of lieutenant or captain, and about 150 are district chiefs, battalion chiefs, division chiefs, or assistant chiefs. The fact that Chief Berry is counted among the 150 women leaders in the nation is no small feat. We applaud her work and thank her for representing our city well.
Elizabeth is known as a leader within our organization, throughout the Dallas community, and previously in federal service. Elizabeth has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the City of Dallas since September 2016. In that short time, she has amassed several achievements including D Magazine Dallas 500, Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year, D CEO Magazine Financial Executives Award for Outstanding Public Service and Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year Emerging Leader Award.
Elizabeth is active in Women in Public Finance, serving as a mentor to future generations of women who also want to take over the finance world. This is balanced, of course, against overseeing the City of Dallas’ $3.8 billion annual budget and serving as an inspiration for women within our organization.
Adriana joined the City of Dallas in March 2018 and currently oversees and manages the City of Dallas 2017 Bond Program, totaling $1.05 Billion for public projects. She directly manages major components of the 2017 and prior bond program projects including Parks & Recreation, Fair Park, Library Facilities, Cultural and Performing Arts Facilities, Public Safety Facilities and City Facilities propositions, totaling over $400 million in projects. Recently, Adriana managed and supported the recent completion of 6 spray grounds and 3 aquatic parks.
Adriana is one of few women in leadership in construction, and we are thankful she is using her skills to build a better Dallas.