“Although I love traveling, my happy place is in the South Dallas community. Outside of JBJ, you can find me planning/participating in an advocacy initiative/event in South Dallas, dabbling in photography, spending time with loved ones, reading, playing crossword puzzles and Woodoku, or watching Golden Girls.”

LaToya Porter

Project Manager of Government Relations

Experienced administrator in the areas of government, public and media relations, who works in tandem with clients and team members to provide strategic support. Her INTP/INTJ personality, diverse background, acumen for detail, and broad perspective allow her to sift through the complexity of people and organizations and generate efficient and effective outcomes. 

Attended the UNT Dallas College of Law, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and Image Management and Operational Effects and the Franklin Covey Diversity-Centered Leadership courses. 

Served as an AmeriCorps participant and later as a Major of Police with the Dallas Police Department, taught as an adjunct instructor at the Caruth Police Institute and the Dallas Police Academy, team taught at a local community college, co-founded the Rank & File Development Group, LLC, and currently serves as the Advocacy Chair at the Park South YMCA.