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Jorja ClemsonJorja Clemson
Grand Prairie City Council, District 1
317 College Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050


Council Member Clemson was elected to represent District 1 in May 2013, and currently serves on the Finance and Government Committee, the Grand Prairie Sports Corporation, and the Advisory Board for E. Carlyle Smith Jr. Health Center at Grand Prairie. She was honored to serve on the City Council with her mother, Ruthe Jackson, for three months, before Mrs. Ruthe's death in August 2013. Jorja Jackson Clemson has been active in her family's business for many years, now serving as president of Store Service Inc. She also serves on the board of directors for Product Sales Inc., and previously served as office manager for Product Sales Inc. Jorja is a graduate of Grand Prairie High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and later received a scholarship to return to study Music Education. Community service includes: Current board member of LifeLine Shelter for Families, Inc., serving families of homeless children within the Grand Prairie Independent School District; past president of Grand Prairie City Council of PTA’s; past president of Grand Prairie Arts Council; past president of Grand Prairie Woman’s Club; founding president of Junior Woman's Club; past board of director member of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce; past board of director member of Young Audiences of Greater Dallas; past chairman of the Grand Prairie Library Board; founding president of Kids INC (In Need of Clothing); past president of the Grand Prairie High School Alumni Association; member of Keep Texas Beautiful; board of directors for the GPISD Education Foundation; board of directors for Kids INC; board of directors of the Great Southwest Industrial District Association; board of directors of the E. Carlyle Smith Grand Prairie Parkland Community Hospital.


Jimmy BennettJimmy Bennett
Arlington City Council, District 7 At Large
101 W. Abram St.
Arlington, Texas 76010


Jimmy Bennett is a Certified Public Accountant and small business owner first elected to the Arlington City Council in 2008, currently serving as Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore. He chairs the council’s Economic Development Committee, and also serves on its Fiscal Policy Committee. Other Council assignments include Secretary for the Arlington Housing Finance Corporation Board, and memberships on the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Board, Tarrant Regional Water District Wholesale Customer Advisory Committee, and the Great Southwest Industrial District Association Board of Directors.  Jimmy represents Arlington by serving as a Director-at-Large on the Texas Municipal League Board of Directors.  He is a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, recently completing several years on its Board of Directors, including the Executive Committee. Jimmy is also active in the community, currently serving on boards for the Arlington Boys and Girls Club and Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains, as well as the Arlington Life Shelter Advisory Committee. Jimmy has affiliations with the Arlington Museum of Art, H.O.P.E. Tutoring Centers, North Arlington Rotary Club, and Lamar Baptist Church. He and his wife Debra have been married since 1984, and are the parents of two adult children.


Andrea RoyAndrea Roy
Economic Development Specialist
Arlington Office of Economic Development
101 West Abram St., Arlington, Texas 760104-3231
(817) 459-6115

Andrea has been with the City of Arlington for over 6 years serving as Economic Development Specialist. Her responsibilities include the recruitment and retention of Arlington’s targeted industries and the negotiation and execution of economic development incentive contracts, as well as various redevelopment projects throughout the City. Andrea previously served as City Planner and then Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Coppell for 5 years. Prior to relocating back to Texas, she served as a Senior Planner for the City of Alexandria, VA for 3 years. Andrea received her BA in Geography from Texas Tech University in 1995 and Masters in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma in 1997.  Andrea’s family resides in Grapevine. She has been married for 13 years to her husband, Mark, and has two children – Christopher, 9, and Andrew, 5.


Deputy Chief Mike ShawLt. Ronnie Morris
Grand Prairie Police Department
1525 Arkansas Lane
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Main: (972) 237-8790

Lieutenant Morris is currently serving as Division Commander of the Grand Prairie Police Department Community Services Division overseeing 111 full/part-time sworn and non-sworn employees and interns, as well as 100 volunteers. Lt. Morris has been with the Grand Prairie PD for 18 years. Under the direction of Lt. Morris, the Community Services Division provides the following services to our citizens and businesses: Crime Prevention services to Grand Prairie residential and business communities, School Resource Officers, IMPACT Team, and the Problem Solving Unit. The Community Services Division partners with community stakeholders to address and eradicate issues such as illegal gaming devices, prostitution, human trafficking, problem locations, and other quality of life issues. The goal of the Community Services Division is to make the city of Grand Prairie the safest city in DFW to live and do business.


No photo availableLt. Leland Strickland
Arlington Police Department
Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building
602 W. Division Street
Main: (817) 459-5700 • Direct: (817) 459-5603

Lieutenant Leland Strickland is currently serving as the Arlington Police Department North District Deputy Chief.  Lt. Strickland has been with Arlington PD for 16 years.  He comes to the North District after serving years as commander of the department’s Special Events Section, which has primary responsibility for law enforcement planning at Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium.  Lt. Strickland has previously served in the North District as a patrol officer, beat detective, and shift commander.  Lt. Strickland should serve as the North District Deputy Chief for the remainder of 2012. 

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