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    Precinct 3 Commissioner, Gary Fickes

    County Commissioner Gary Fickes is committed to providing the leadership, experience, and knowledge to make Precinct 3 the most desirable area to live and work in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. His 35 years of community involvement as a commissioner, mayor, and community leader have given him the opportunity and first-hand experience in helping to build a truly great area.

    Because Northeast Tarrant County (Precinct 3) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, innovative solutions are required to address pressing transportation and infrastructure needs. The Precinct includes two major airports (D/FW and Alliance) and numerous major freeways.

    Commissioner Gary Fickes

    Commissioner Fickes has helped guide the approval and start of construction on two major projects: The North Tarrant Expressway and the DFW Connector. Both projects were approved in the first quarter of 2009 and represent over $5 billion in improvements toward increased mobility and reduced congestion in Precinct 3. All major freeways have undergone reconstruction to add capacity and reduce congestion.

    Commissioner Fickes supports quality economic development because it is a proven tool for job creation, improves property values, creates sales tax funds, adds value to the community, and improves the quality of life for the region. It brings increased payrolls, more spending power and creates a better economic environment for everyone.

    Healthcare is an important issue to Commissioner Fickes. Since being elected, he has worked to improve patient care/outcome and patient access at John Peter Smith Hospital. He has helped create *five new school-based clinics in Precinct 3, the Gertrude Tarpley JPS Healthcare Center in Watauga, and the JPS Medical Home at Northeast Tarrant in Euless. Commissioner Fickes served as Chairman/Trustee at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and as a Trustee for the Harris Methodist Health Foundation. 


    Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Science, 1972


    Wife, Kathy Fickes
    Son, Christopher
    Son, Corey and wife, Kacey, Grandchildren Evie and Jack
    Daughter, Jennifer and husband, Alex Styers

    Present Community Involvement

    Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition and Executive Board, Member, Past Chairman
    Regional Transportation Council (RTC) through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Member, Past Chairman
    Public Employee Benefits Cooperative (PEBC), Chairman, Member
    NACo Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC), Member
    NACo Transportation Steering Committee, Vice-Chairman, Member
    TEX-21, Chairman, Member
    Metroport Cities Partnership, Member, Past Chairman
    Northeast Leadership Forum, Member, Past Board Member
    Metroport Meals on Wheels Advisory Board, Member
    West Texas Judges and Commissioners, Member
    Colleyville Executive Organization, Member
    Southlake Executive Forum, Member
    Grapevine Rotary, Member, Paul Harris Fellow Award
    Colleyville Lions Club, Member
    A Wish with Wings, Board Member
    Mid-Cities Care Corps, Board Member
    HEB Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
    Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
    Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Member
    Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Member
    Keller Chamber of Commerce, Member
    Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, Past Chairman
    Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce, Member
    Tarrant County College Foundation, Board Member
    Community Enrichment Center, Board Member
    Tarrant County Back to School Round-Up, Liaison to Board
    Tarrant County Mental Health Connection, Member
    Tarrant County Historical Commission, Court Liaison
    Northeast Senior Leadership, Member
    Grapevine Chamber Senior Service Alliance, Member
    Sam Houston State University Alumni Association, Board Member

    Past Community Involvement

    Mayor, City of Southlake 1989-1996
    Southlake Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman 1986-1989
    Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Chairman 1987-1988, 2002
    Harris Methodist Hospital H.E.B., Chairman/Trustee 1996-2008
    Harris Methodist Health System, Trustee 2003-2007
    BSA, Scout Master, Committee Chairman 1983-1999
    Tarrant County Mayors Council, Chairman/Member 1989-1996
    Tarrant County 911 Board of Manager, Vice-Chairman/Member 1989-1996
    Texas Southwestern Cattle Raiser Association 1996-Present
    National Rifle Association 1980-Present

    Awards and Recognition

    Southlake Citizen of the Year


    Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow


    Rotarian of the Year, Grapevine Rotary Club


    Northeast Leadership Forum, Distinguished Community Leadership Award


    Texas Department of Transportation "Road Hand" Award


    Boy Scouts of America, Silver Eagle Award


    International Service Award, Grapevine Rotary Club


    Spirit of Enterprise, Greater Keller Chamber


    Chairman's Choice Award, NE Tarrant Chamber


    Greater Fort Worth Builders Association Partnership Award


    John Harbin Visionary Award, NW Metroport Chamber


    Clyde Mooney Award, H-E-B Chamber


    Excalibur Award, Northeast Chamber


    M.A.R.I. Make a Real Impact Award, MCCC


    HealthCare Hero Award, Fort Worth Business Press


    Distinguished Friend to Seniors Award, MCCC


    Community Impact Award, Southlake Style


    Bill Ridgeway Spirit of Enterprise Award, HEB Chamber


    6Stones Civic Partner Sapphire Award


    Bill Ridgeway Spirit of Enterprise Award, HEB Chamber


    Paul Harris Fellow Award, Grapevine Rotary


    County Awards and Recognition

    Northeast Newsletter -

      Texas Association of Counties, Best Practice Award for Delivery of Service


    Empowering Seniors -

      Texas Association of Counties, Best Practice Award for Innovation


    Empowering Seniors -

      National Association of Counties, Achievement Award



    *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of March 27, 2020, all JPS School-based Clinics are closed - except the Grapevine/Colleyville Health Center. There is no scheduled date to reopen the other clinics at this time.

    This page was last modified on April 22, 2022


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