Youth First Texas removes entire Board of Directors, appoints interim board

Former Youth First Texas board Chairman Chris-James Cognetta, seated left, reads a resolution to dissolve the entire board at a meeting Jan. 17. (Anna Waugh/Dallas Voice)

The Youth First Texas Board of Directors voted to remove its members at a special board meeting Thursday night.

Former YTF board members, Chris Hendrix, Cathy Gonzalez and Richard Gordon will step in as the interim board until more members can be added.

Board chair Chris-James Cognetta read the resolution to dissolve the board to a room of about 30 people before it was approved and the brief meeting was adjourned.

The resolution called for the complete removal of the board because of dysfunction among members, concerns of stakeholders and in light of statements made by community leaders at the last board meeting Jan. 8 that could be seen as damaging.

—  Anna Waugh