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Detrick DeBurr currently serves as Founder of Game Time Giving, Inc. Prior he was Founder/CEO of Digital Rhythm Inc., an information technology services provider based in Dallas, Texas. Detrick has served in various software development roles over his career. He holds a certification in startup fundraising and a design certification in Gamification.

He also mentors startup businesses on the African continent with the Tony Elumelu Foundation. He is a graduate of Darden University’s Minority Equity Bootcamp, a program that educates minority business owners to access the private equity capital markets. Mr. DeBurr received Stanford University’s Digital Visions Fellowship for his efforts with the Digital Literacy Alliance in Ghana, West Africa.

Mr. DeBurr is the author of “Building Gamified Websites” (Packt Publishing 2013) and “Deal Us In! How Black America Can Play and Win in the Digital Economy” (2001 Anji Publishing).

He serves the community as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner in The Colony, Texas.

He is a graduate of Queen Afua’s Man Heal Thyself Wellness Warrior Program and is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Why I Am Running
The Time Is Now… I have served North Texas for over 16 years as a planning and zoning commissioner, 8 years in Cedar Hill and 8 years in The Colony. My platform is “The Colony 2030… Maximizing our Strengths”. Over the next 10 years, we will see massive growth in North Texas with Denton County attracting another 600,000 people. Many of those people will come to The Colony. Our strengths are HWY 121, Grandscape, and the Lake. I plan to help us prepare for that unprecedented growth by addressing our crumbling alleyways, our entrance into the city from the North, and the fact that we don’t have a “downtown” proper. I believe this is a great opportunity to parlay the strength of the lake into our “quasi” downtown. My top 3 priorities are shoreline development initiative, an Ally Beautification Initiative, and economic in the Northern part of The Colony. Being the City By the Lake we have a ton of opportunity. I believe the best way for me to continue serving the city is by bringing my experience to the City Council.