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**DEADLINE FOR RSVPs NOON 10/31/18**
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11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Petroleum Club | 40th Floor
777 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas
$25.00 Full Buffet
$20.00 Young Members
$2.50 On-Site Parking
This month’s speaker and topic:
Arlington’s Mayor Williams discusses some of the more well known attractions in Arlington as well as his vision for the future of Arlington’s infrastructure to keep Arlington the American Dream City. This will include Capital projects as well as several sustainability initiatives happening right now in Arlington.
Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington, TX
Mayor Williams is president of Arlington based Graham Associates, Inc., an award-winning engineering and planning firm. He has worked on a host of Arlington-based projects, including: AT&T Stadium, the I.H. 30 Three Bridges Project, Globe Life Park, River Legacy Living Science Center, the Parks Mall, the Viridian development and the Richard Greene Linear Park. In 2009, Williams was presented with the State of Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
During his 30 years in Arlington, Williams has been heavily involved in the community. His approach to leadership is inclusive and built on a foundation of finding consensus. That can be seen in many of Williams’ projects including the 2008 Arlington City Bond Election Committee and the 2014 AISD School Bond Election Committee. He chaired both committees and both bonds passed by wide margins. In 2014, Williams served on the City of Arlington’s Comprehensive Planning Committee. Mayor Williams has held leadership and volunteer roles in a variety of Arlington organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, PTA, Salvation Army, Mission Arlington, and River Legacy Foundation. His community service has been recognized with the Vandergriff Community Leadership Award.
A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in civil engineering, Williams was inducted into the university’s Civil Engineering Academy for Engineering Excellence.
More than three decades ago, Williams and his wife Karen picked Arlington over other North Texas communities to raise their family, in part because of the quality of education in the Arlington Independent School District. All three of his children went to AISD schools throughout their public education, graduating from Martin High School. Their oldest daughter taught first grade at AISD’s Rocquemore Elementary for three years. The Williams are active members of First Baptist Church of Arlington where he has served in numerous leadership roles including chairman of the Board of Deacons and chairman of the Building, Master planning, and Property Acquisition Committee.