As the chief elected officer of Tarrant County, I preside over the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. I am honored to represent all of the citizens of Texas' third most populous county. Tarrant County is home to 1.8 million people. It is an ideal place to live, work and raise a family. As County Judge, I will do the most I can to ensure that North Texans enjoy the highest quality of life. Our great county offers many services and I urge you to take advantage of them. All of us in Tarrant County are here to serve you, the public. If there are ways to improve what we do, please let us know. To learn about your county, visit our Tarrant County web site at www.tarrantcounty.com, visit our sub-courthouses in each of the commissioners' precincts or stop by the County Administration Building at 100 E. Weatherford Street in downtown Fort Worth. During business hours, the front door is always open. Come on in.
B. Glen Whitley
Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley
Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley presides over the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. He is a leader on transportation, sustainable communities, efficiently run government, air quality, support for veterans and military families and youth and children’s issues.
Judge Whitley graduated from Grand Prairie High School, earned an accounting degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. In 1983, he co-founded the accounting firm Whitley Penn with offices now in Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston. He was elected a Tarrant County Commissioner in 1996 and Tarrant County Judge in 2006.
Judge Whitley is a past president of the National Association of Counties and of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, organizations that help local government develop policy, recognize regional opportunities and make joint decisions. Judge Whitley is a past chairman of the Regional Transportation Council, the metropolitan planning organization for North Texas. He has also served as Texas Conference of Urban Counties chairman. He is currently a member of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
Under his leadership, the county’s transportation bond package helped cities build and widen roads. He has played a leading role improving access and care at the JPS Health Network. All accomplished without raising the Tarrant County tax rate the past 10 years. Judge Whitley was named County Leader of the Year for 2010 by American City and County magazine. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Hurst, Texas, have three grown children, two grandsons and two granddaughters.