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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. 

    Education

    Sam Houston State University, Bachelor of Science, 1972

    Family

    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
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