Levi H. Davis

Chief Executive Officer, Community Council of Greater Dallas

Levi Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Mr. Davis is well known to the Dallas Community having served at City Hall as Assistant City Manager in several key roles including the oversight responsibility for police, fire, municipal courts, health and human services departments. Additionally, he was involved in the development of the Police Review Process and the 911 and 311 systems. He also led the development of the South Dallas Trust Fund. Later, he served as the Western Region Public Finance Director for the 12th ranked investment banking firm in the nation. He then founded the Hamilton Financial Group, specializing in urban planning and development, long-range municipal financial planning and affordable housing.

For decades, Davis has been dedicated to the North Texas community and its philanthropic growth. His extensive civic leadership includes serving as Chair of the Dallas Methodist Health System as well as previous service on the Board of Directors of the Community Council as Board Chair. Additionally, he has served as the Board Chairman of the Texas Hospital Trustee Association and Vice Chair of KERA North Texas Public Broadcasting. Most recently, Davis was selected to launch the Advance Community Fund, a nonprofit lender and technical assistance provider focused on the support and development of sustainable communities and the development of both affordable and market rate housing for all citizens—recognizing that the increase of single family and multi-family affordable housing stock in Dallas is a key strategy to help lift families out of poverty.