Barbecue,Boots & Badges

Barbecue,Boots & Badges
Oct 04, 2017
Maurine Dickey
Barbecue,Boots & Badges

Commissioner Maurine Dickey served two four-year terms as a Dallas County Commissioner from 2005 to 2013. Prior to her election to the Dallas County Commissioners Court, Maurine served as the former Chairman of the Parkland Hospital Board of Managers, and was the only County Commissioner to have ever served on the Parkland Board.

While a Commissioner, Maurine was very involved in regional issues such as transportation and high speed rail. She represented Dallas County on the North Central Texas’ Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Commission, as well as serving on the COG’s Board of Directors. She chaired the County’s Clean Air Task Force and served as the Vice President of the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation. While at the County she also helped start and was chair of the non-profit Prostitute Diversion Initiative that partnered with the Dallas Police Department in changing the paradigm for many of the women caught in prostitution and provided a way to offer them an escape through treatment rather than jail.

For six and a half years she served on and was Chairman of the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services, an agency that is devoted to the protection of children. She also served as chair of the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, served on the County Juvenile Board. She was a founding member of CPS Community Partners and The Rainbow Room in 1990.

Maurine and Roland Dickey have two grown sons. All are graduates of Southern Methodist University.

Since 1941, the Dickey family has taken pride in serving slow-smoked barbecue in their local communities. Today, the Dickey family and its family of restaurants takes pride in serving those who serve our communities, local police and firefighters.  This evolution in community involvement and civic stewardship is Barbecue, Boots & Badges. The foundation, enthusiastically led by Maurine Dickey, supports local law enforcement, firefighters and their families. The foundation is national, yet the support is intensely local — benefiting law enforcement and firefighters who put their lives on the line every day, serving the public. This is a way for Dickey’s Barbecue to serve in return.

Barbecue, Boots & Badges also creates partnerships between law enforcement and communities that are crucial in orchestrating crime reduction programs and initiatives.