served on the Dallas City Council from 2005 – 2011. As Councilman, he
served as Chair of the Council’s Economic Development and International
Committee and as a member of the Council’s Budget, Finance and Audit;
Legislative; Public Safety; and Transportation and Environment Committees.
transportation advocate, Natinsky also served as Chairman of the Regional
Transportation Council (RTC) and was a member of the Executive Committee of the
Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). Natinsky also served on the Board of
Directors for the National League of Cities, having served on its ITC and
Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. He was a member of the Management
Committee for Vision North Texas, responsible for the development of the region’s
Globally, he played a leading role in numerous City of
Dallas trade missions, drawing from the deep relationships built and
experiences leveraged during his 30-plus years of extensive business travels
throughout Asia, China, Europe and South America.
As Chair of
the city's Economic Development Committee, Natinsky helped attract to Dallas
the world headquarters of AT&T, Comerica Bank and Tenet Healthcare; played
a key role in persuading more than 30 international companies to site new offices/operations
in Dallas; marketed worldwide the International Inland Port of Dallas in
Southeast Dallas; and led the revitalization of downtown through redevelopment
of numerous historic buildings.
notable accomplishments as a Councilmember were initiatives that drove the
reduction of crime to the lowest level since 1960, negotiations that resulted
in the repeal of the Wright amendment that included a complete rebuild of Love
Field's Terminal and facilities, the development of the City's $1.35 billion
2006 Bond program, the building of the Convention Center Hotel and the
implementation of the Convention & Tourism Hotel PID.
to serving as President of the Trinity Commons Foundation and on the Board of the
Trinity Trust and the Dallas Maritime Museum, he has served on the board of the
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) and is a member of the Greater
Dallas Planning Council and the World Affairs Council.
37-year period, Natinsky formed a wide variety of businesses in industries
ranging from retail to electronics distributor, manufacturing for the
electronics and auto parts industry, plastic molding, promotional products,
production of convention/trade shows and internet technology including information
services, databases and website-development services. He has served as a
speaker at conventions and business meetings and has published numerous
articles concerning technology and business management.
Since leaving the Council, Natinsky has started a
consulting business. He continues to be involved in the transportation,
technology and infrastructure arenas. He is involved in several international
ventures along with several technology startups. Ron has been married to his
wife Nancy for 43 years. They have 2 grown sons and 2 adorable Bichon puppies,
Sophie and Becker.