Carlie Jones was elected to City Council Place 2 in May, 2016. She is serving her second term in office. In January, 2017 she became a Certified Municipal Official (CMO) and has retained her certification for more than three years. A resident for more than 20 years, Council Member Jones has been a public servant and community activist for more than two decades. She currently serves as a member of the Forest Hill Memorial Park Committee and has previously served as the Chair of the Charter Review Committee and as a member of the Community Development Corporation Board working closely with the City Council in creating and executing economic development projects throughout the city.
In November, 2019 Council Member Jones was elected President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO). Previously, she served the organization as 1st Vice President for a year; she was also Chair of its Policy Committee. NBC-LEO is an organization which focuses on policies and programs that benefit communities throughout the United States. It works to increase African-American participation on the National League of City’s (NLC) steering and policy committees and to ensure that policy and program recommendations reflect African-American concerns and benefit the member’s communities.
Also in November, 2019 se was re-appointed to the National League of Cities Board of Directors, a position she has served in since November, 2017. In January, 2017, she was selected to serve as a member for the NLC Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee. After her year of service, she was appointed to the Legislative Action Committee for NLC. As one of the 50 members serving on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Legislative Action Committee, Council Member Jones plays a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with White House administration, and at home in Forest Hill. The National League of Cities (NLC) is an organization that serves as a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
Council Member Jones currently serves as Treasurer for TABCCM, the Texas Association of Black City Council Members; she previously served as its Regional Director. She believes that “Respecting the work others have done will only help to continue to keep Forest Hill in a positive light and moving it in a forward progression for economic growth.” She adds, “Listening is as important as acting on projects and programs that will benefit our city – that includes lowering property taxes, creating public-private partnerships for improving our open spaces and parks, and promoting development. The roads may be tough, but they can be paved! We just need to work together, plan and be ready for change!”
Mrs. Jones is a Certified Paralegal, obtained her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix, and her Associate Degree from Tarrant County College. In their more than 21 years of marriage, Carlie and her husband Jerry have raised five children, all of whom have attended and graduated from the Everman ISD.
You can reach Council Member Jones at email@example.com.