At the 46th annual meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) on Friday, June 15, 2012, member governments elected a new Executive Board, which will be chaired by Bobbie Mitchell, Commissioner with Denton County. Ms. Mitchell was first elected to the Denton County Commissioners’ Court in 2000, after serving as Mayor for the City of Lewisville from 1992 – 2000.
Commissioner Mitchell brings many years of service to the Council of Governments and has served as a Director and Secretary/Treasurer before her election in 2011 as COG’s Vice President. In addition to the Executive Board, Commissioner Mitchell is also the voting representative for Denton County.
Four new members – Plano Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Lissa Smith, Lancaster Mayor, Marcus Knight, Joshua Councilmember, A. J. Mathieu, and Sachse Councilmember, Jared Patterson -- were also elected to the NCTCOG Executive Board. The Honorable Jim Jackson, Texas State Representative, District 115, was elected as the Ex Officio Member.
Members rotating off the Board were Holly Gray-McPherson, Roanoke Mayor Pro Tem; Grand Prairie Councilmember, Ron Jensen; Cedar Hill Councilmember, Cory Spillman; C. Shane Wilbanks, Mayor Pro Tem in Grapevine; and Tarrant County Commissioner, Andy Nguyen.
NCTCOG’s 2011 – 2012 President, Linda Koop, Councilmember in the City of Dallas, presided over the General Assembly, which included election of officers and directors to NCTCOG’s 2012 - 2013 Executive Board; presentation of three regional awards: The Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Management, The William J. Pitstick Regional Excellence Award, and The Regional Cooperation Award. The Keynote speaker was The Honorable Chairman Jim Pitts, Texas State Representative, District 10.
NCTCOG’s Executive Board is the policy approval body for all activities of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
From a submitted report
Lewisville Texan Journal congratulates Bobbie Mitchell on her selection as NCTCOG President.