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At October's Membership Meeting we heard from Dvorah Cristol on a very important topic, Estate Planning

Born and raised in New York, Dvorah Cristol graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and in 2001 graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law. Upon graduation Dvorah was hired as an associate attorney in the civil litigation firm of Terrell and Hogan in Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to practicing law, Dvorah taught Trusts and Estates and served as an Attorney ad-Litem for children in the foster care system, volunteered as Family as Faculty at the University of North Florida and was a member of the Inns of Court.

Dvorah opened her own solo practice in Estate Planning after doing court appointed work in the Travis County Probate Court.  She now lives with her husband, daughter, rescue dogs, Yeti and Lev Tov, seven chickens, and one duck in Fort Worth, Texas.

Paige Charbonnet joined us at the September Membership Meeting to share insight into the LVT Rise project


In 2017, a group of community advocates gathered to discuss the state of West Fort Worth, specifically, the Las Vegas Trail community. Paige Charbonnet was a part of the original group who identified the opportunity to transform the community. Shortly after those conversations, the LVTRise 501c3 was formed.

In the years since, Ms. Charbonnet has served at almost every level in the
organization as a tireless advocate and organizer. Prepared to begin her term as Board Chair in 2023, an opportunity arose to formalize her role at the organization in the Spring of 2022. In March 2022, the LVTRise Board proudly announced that Ms. Charbonnet would be serving as its new Executive Director.

"I have been committed to this community since the beginning. We’ve made incredible progress and I’ll continue to look at new and different partners and opportunities to expand the service options in this community. The years ahead will be productive, and we will continue to make a difference for those who call LVT home,” said Paige.

Ms. Charbonnet is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Psychology. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband Jason and their two children.

Our August 10th Membership Meeting featured Mayor Mattie Parker

Mattie Parker was elected in June 2021 as the 45th Mayor of Fort Worth. Leading one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation, Parker has set her focus on key issues that move Fort Worth forward including economic development growth, innovative transportation and mobility solutions, quality education opportunities for every student, and building safer, more prosperous communities.

Parker is a licensed attorney, with more than seventeen years of experience in national, state and local public affairs, including her service as the chief of staff for Mayor and the Fort Worth City Council where she helped shape major policy decisions on a variety of complex issues. She was the founding CEO of Fort Worth Cradle to Career and the Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership.

Originally from Hico, Texas, Parker graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in government and has a law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law where she was awarded the prestigious MacLean & Boulware Endowed Law Scholarship.

She and her husband, David, are raising their family, one daughter and two young sons, in Fort Worth.

Women's Policy Forum meets on the second Wednesday each month

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