Roy Charles Brooks stands at the forefront of one of the fastest growing urban counties in the United States. Located in the north central part of Texas, Tarrant County serves a population of approximately 1.8 million citizens. Known for his strong leadership, ability to forge collaborations and influential voice not just in Tarrant County, but in the State and the Country, Roy fights for the rights of those he serves.
For over 30 years, Roy has represented his community, as a community volunteer, a city elected official, and now as County Commissioner. He embraces the core values of integrity, innovation and growth.
Roy is committed to the health and welfare of the people. Since entering office on January 1, 2005, he is continuously addressing the healthcare issues in his community. He has taken on issues such as: Healthcare for the Homeless, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Access of Care, Health Disparities, Criminal Justice Reform, Mental Health Issues and Aids Education. Roy is aggressively involved in the State and Federal levels of government to assist in developing programs that create and shape healthcare policy in this Nation’s counties. In July 2015, Roy was elected 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Counties where he will become President in July 2017. December 2015, Roy received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Wesleyan University.
Roy has spearheaded many programs in Tarrant County including: The Tarrant County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program (TCRI), representing a community-inspired effort to address concerns regarding the successful re-entry and reintegration of ex-inmates returning to Tarrant County, Texas. Nurse Family Partnership - an evidence-based nurse home visitation program for first-time mothers and their children, and a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health Care for the Homeless - promoting wellbeing and improved quality of life among homeless persons in Tarrant County by assuring access to high-quality, comprehensive health care and support services to facilitate transition out of homelessness. He is the founder of the Generation Hope Laptop Program, a college preparatory program targeting middle school age children. Now under the Tarrant County College administration, the program provides student with laptops, STEM based curriculum and college readiness session across Tarrant County.
Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks is a committed husband and father, and is married to Dr. Jennifer Giddings Brooks, President and CEO of Brooks and Associates Educational Consultants. They are the proud parents of two children. Their daughter, Royce, is a Harvard trained attorney who is currently working as a Public Policy Advocate, and Marion, their son, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas Law School who is currently practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, California. He is an active, long-term member of Morningside United Methodist Church, an avid reader, a collector of African American art, a passionate music lover and a participant in the Adlee H. Trezevant Memorial Choir of the Historic I. M. Terrell High School.
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