Clara Faulkner was re-elected to Place 5 in June, 2019, serving the city in this position since February, 2014. She was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem in June, 2017 and served for one year in that position. In June, 2018 she was appointed Deputy Mayor Pro Tem and served in that capacity until she was re-elected in 2019. She was Interim Mayor from January, 2019 until June, 2019.
Previously, Ms. Faulkner served on the City Council from 1996 through 1998 and had volunteered her time for many years on the Zoning Board of Adjustments. Ms. Faulkner was born in Oklahoma City and graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth. She attended Oakland College in California, Tarrant County College and Walter & Mary Reuther Leadership Institute in Black Lake, Michigan. She is retired, after providing 34 years of service to Ball Metal Corporation, formally Miller Container.
Council Member Faulkner is a concerned and committed labor and community activist- currently as President of Fort Worth A. Philip Randolph, an Executive Board member and Political Action Chair of the Fort Worth NAACP. She is also a member of the Community Relations Board at the Federal Medical Center of Fort Worth. Previously in her career, she was a former President of LULAC Council #22129, Executive Board Member of the Fort Worth Sickle Cell Foundation, President of U.A.W. Local 129 and past member of the Board of Directors for Metropolitan United Way. Ms. Faulkner was selected by State Representative Marc Veasey to receive the “2011 Outstanding Community Leader Award” on behalf of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus. She is listed in the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2005-2006 Edition and the Forever And A Day/The National Library of Poetry.
Council Member Faulkner is a member of the Corinth Baptist Church, Pastor Garry Marshall officiating, is a Head Trustee and the Youth Usher Director. She has three adult children - Eric Faulkner, Cheryl Warren, Thaddaeus Faulkner, Jr. and five grandchildren.
You can reach Council Member Faulkner at email@example.com