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HEADLINES

  • Worked to expand citizen engagement through diverse appointments to city boards and commissions

  • Collaborated with Council colleagues to expand affordable housing options

  • Re-instituted telephone town halls for community participation

  • Led the adoption of equity resolutions which were endorsed by every city department

  • Advanced the formation of the Unity Council to develop the City’s racial equity plan

  • Chaired Transportation & Municipal Infrastructure Committee, to enhance the quality of life for residents

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ARLINGTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

DR. BARBARA ODOM-WESLEY

  • Chaired Municipal Policy Committee, to efficiently and effectively deliver basic services

  • Served as a member of the Economic Development Committee, to grow the City tax base

  • Worked on Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones 1, Downtown & 6, Viridian

  • Represented Arlington on the Regional Transportation Council (RTC)

  • Represented Arlington on the Tarrant County Transportation Coalition (TRTC)

  • Appointed Vice-Chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

  • Served on the NLC Race, Equity, and Leadership Council (REAL)

  • Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC)

  • Represented the City on the United Way Arlington Steering Committee

  • Served as Secretary and Board Member of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation

HOUSING

New Affordable Housing Developments

The Elliott: 74 units, seniors

7851 S Collins: Opened July 2019

Residence at Arbor Grove 125 units, seniors, 118 Gibbons Rd.

Bardin Apartments 110 units, family, Bardin & Matlock

Mariposa Apartment Homes 180 units, seniors, Cooper & Harris Rd.

SERVICE