Terry Bertrand recognized as Downtown Arlington “Dream Builder”

Long-time community leader Terry Bertrand has received the Downtown Arlington Dream Builder award from the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and DAMC premier partner, Texas Trust Credit Union. The award was presented at “Crafting the Future,” DAMC’s annual meeting and celebration event on September 8, 2018.

[caption id="attachment_24052" align="img-wrapleft" width="296"] Debi Knoblock of Texas Trust Credit Union and Aldo Fritz of DAMC present Terry Bertrand with the 2018 Downtown Arlington Dream Builder award.[/caption]

Debi Knoblock, Assistant Vice President for Business and Community Engagement at Texas Trust, presented the Dream Builder award to Bertrand. Texas Trust conceived the award and worked with DAMC to establish it in 2016 as a way to honor citizens who have had a significant and positive impact on the Downtown Arlington community.

“We’re very grateful to Debi and the team at Texas Trust,” said Aldo Fritz, DAMC President and CEO, “for their support of DAMC and recognition of Terry and individuals like him who have given so much to Downtown Arlington.”

For over 20 years, Terry Bertrand has been serving his community by living his faith. As the Associate Pastor of Administration for First Baptist Church Arlington in Downtown, Bertrand has been a builder.

Bertrand helped his congregation build creative spaces for their growing membership and array of outreach programs. He built relationships throughout the City through his servant leadership including his role on the DAMC Board and Executive Committee. Together with his First Baptist leadership team, he also worked hand-in-hand to build solutions and be a great neighbor to the Levitt, UT Arlington, and all Downtown partners and members.

Although Bertrand recently retired from his duties as Associate Pastor, he’s still overseeing the construction of First Baptist’s new early childhood development center. Bertrand joins Tom Cravens and Lana Wolff as the third recipient of the Downtown Arlington Dream Builder award.

“Arlington is home base for Texas Trust and we are proud to be connected with the DAMC,” said Knoblock. “Through the Dream Builder award, we can shine a light on what is going on with the DAMC and highlight the people that are making Arlington the American Dream City.”

About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.