6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Charles F. Griffin Sub-Courthouse
3500 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Roy Charles Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner, has had a long Public Service career. He is currently serving his third term as Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct 1. For 14 years he served as Precinct Administrator for Tarrant County, Precinct One. He served three terms (six years) on the City Council for the City of Forest Hill. Two of those three terms he served as Mayor Pro Tem. Additionally, he has always been an active volunteer for numerous non-profit service organizations.
Commissioner Brooks’ initiatives include: The Tarrant County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program (TCRI), representing a community-inspired effort to address concerns regarding the successful re-entry and reintegration of ex-inmates returning to Tarrant County, Texas. The TCRI began in 2005 after Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks spearheaded the initiative; Nurse Family Partnership - an evidence-based nurse home visitation program for first-time mothers and their children. Convener and Chair of the Tarrant County Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board, Commissioner Brooks was fundamental in publicly declaring Tarrant County’s interest and support in establishing this program. In July 2008, Tarrant County Public Health was awarded grant funding to serve 200 families in Tarrant County; Blue Ribbon Task Force on Health Care for the Homeless - Promoting wellbeing and improved quality of life among homeless persons in Tarrant County by assuring access to high-quality, comprehensive health care and support services to facilitate transition out of homelessness. To reach out to the education of our children, Commissioner Brooks established a 501(c)3 Organization, the Marion J. and Marie N. Brooks Fund, to formulate a plan to address the growing high school dropout rate and the need to introduce technology to economically disadvantaged students. The Generation Hope Laptop Program was established. The Program provides technology and a structured curriculum to students to advance their academic success.
Commissioner Brooks is Current Chairman President of the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO) and Past President of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO), both of which represents both Elected and Appointed County Officials across America. He is also Past President of the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Minority Leaders and Citizens Council. His leadership led this organization to create the African American Immunization Coalition and the African American AIDS Summit. Commissioner Brooks served as President of the AIDS Outreach Center, Tarrant County’s largest AIDS service organization and, actively served on the Board of Directors of the Community Hospice of North Texas. Though Commissioner Brooks has a demanding work schedule which requires him to often be present in Austin and Washington D.C., he continues to serve on boards of many community organizations.
Commissioner Brooks is committed to the health and welfare of the people, not only in Tarrant County Precinct One, but in Texas. Since entering office in 2004, Commissioner Brooks is continuously addressing the healthcare issues in his community. In the last six years, he has taken on issues such as: Healthcare for the Homeless, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Access of Care, Health Disparities, and Aids Education. He is aggressively involved in the state and federal levels of government to assist in developing programs that create and shape healthcare policy in this Nation’s counties. That involvement includes: Chairing the National Association of Counties (NACo) Health Reform Sub-Committee; Vice Chair of NACo’s Large Urban County Caucus; Boards of Directors the Fort Worth/Dallas Birthing Project; Statewide Leadership Board for The Texas Nurse-Family Partnership; UNT Health Science Center Board of Visitors; and past President, Aids Outreach Center. Appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Commissioner Brooks served on a negotiated rulemaking committee, chartered to develop a new system for designating medically underserved areas (MUAs), medically underserved populations (MUPs) and health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). His current board memberships include:
- Board of Trustees, Texas Wesleyan University (Finance & Audit Committee, Government Relations, Academic Affairs)
- Board of Directors Member, National Association of Counties (NACo)
- Chairman, National Association of Counties (NACo) – Healthy
- Chairman, National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)
- Vice Chairman, National Organization of Counties (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC)
- Texas Association of Counties - Core Legislative Group Member
- Former Chair, National Association of Counties Health Reform Sub-Committee
- Advisory Committee of Stop Six Brighter Outlook Community Center
- Infant Mortality Steering Committee
- Statewide Leadership Board for The Texas Nurse-Family Partnership
- UNT Health Science Center Board of Visitors
- US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Community
- Trinity River Vision Board of Directors
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice Statewide Re-Entry Task Force
- Sister Cities International Board of Directors
- University of Texas at Arlington Downtown Fort Worth Advisory Committee
- Chair, Tarrant County IT Steering Committee
- HIP/HOP for HIV/AIDS Advisory Council
- Chair, Tarrant County Obesity Council
- Chairman, American Heart Association Heart Walk Community Teams
- Charter Leadership Team, Crowley I.S.D. Community Connections for Student Success
Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks is a committed husband and father, and is married to Dr. Jennifer Giddings Brooks, President and CEO of Brooks and Associates Educational Consultants. They are the proud parents of two children. Their daughter, Royce, is a Harvard trained practicing attorney in Washington, DC; and Marion, their son, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas Law School. Commissioner Brooks is an active, long-term member of Morningside United Methodist Church, an avid reader, a collector of African American art, a passionate music lover and a participant in the Adlee H. Trezevant Memorial Choir of the Historic I. M. Terrell High School.