ABOUT COMMISSIONER ROY C. BROOKS
For over 30 years, Democrat Roy C. Brooks Commissioner Brooks has embodied the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth. Roy Brooks has represented his community, as a volunteer, city elected official and County Commissioner.
He has been on the frontline fighting for the health of our families and communities since he was elected as County Commissioner in 2004. Addressing healthcare issues and working diligently to provide our family numerous opportunities to sign up through the Affordable Care Act.
Roy has continued to take on issues that are even more important now than ever such as: Healthcare for the Homeless, Infant Mortality, Obesity, Access to Care, Health Disparities and Aids Education. Not only is he committed to these issues for our families, he has aggressively been involved in the State and Federal levels of government to assist in developing programs that create and shape healthcare policy in across the Nation.
In July 2015, Roy was elected 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) where he became President in July 2017. As president, he championed his Serving the Underserved initiative, which showcased the critical role counties play in breaking multi-generational cycles of poverty, especially by focusing on early childhood development and the long-lasting impacts of adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
Since his time as our County Commissioner, Roy has led the charge on many programs in Tarrant County including; The Tarrant County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program (TCRI), representing a community inspired effort to assist ex-offenders to transition back into the community successfully.
Nurse-Family Partnership which empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies. When enrolled, new moms will be visited by a registered nurse throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until the baby is 2 years old.
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.
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 attorney who currently serves as Executive Director of Annie’s List in Austin, TX, and Marion, their son, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Texas Law School who is currently practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, California. He 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 member in the Adlee H. Trezevant Memorial Choir of the Historic I. M. Terrell High School.