City Government

Mayor and Council Members

Paul Harpole, Mayor:

Paul was raised in Denver, Colorado. After high school he entered the Army in 1968, serving two tours in Vietnam as Crew Chief on a Medevac helicopter. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of New Mexico. He began a career in the automobile business in 1976. He moved to Amarillo in 1982 as General Manager of John Chandler Ford, where he later became a partner. Paul opened Paul Harpole Motors, LLC. after the sale of John Chandler Ford.

Paul has been married for 37 years to Jenny and has two grown children. Paul is President of Paul Harpole Motors, LLC.

Paul has been involved in civic activities including the Boy Scouts, United Way and Panhandle Twenty/20. Recently Paul was one of 300 people nationally named to the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership.

Paul has served as an Amarillo City Council member from 2005-2007 He served as Vice-Chairman for the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) since its inception. He has represented the TIRZ board at the Downtown Amarillo, Inc. meetings since their beginning.

He is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church where he served as Board President, taught Sunday school, and served as Committee Chairman and Assistant Scoutmaster of St. Thomas Boy Scout Troop 87.

Phone: (806) 378-3010

Term of Office: 2011-2015

Email: Mayor@amarillo.gov

MAYOR

Paul Harpole

 

Ellen Robertson Green, Council Member Place 1:

Ellen also serves as Chief Communication and Marketing Officer at Amarillo College, responsible for marketing, public and media relations as well as crisis communication on behalf of the college. She acts as chief spokesperson for AC. Ellen oversees KACV-TV, the PBS station licensed to the college, and FM90 radio station and produces and hosts a weekly PBS public affairs television program, Face to Face.

Previously she served as Director of Communications for Amarillo College, documentary producer for KACV-TV (PBS) and taught journalism and speech communication courses for both Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University.

Prior to Amarillo College, Ellen spent several years as a television news anchor and reporter and worked also as an account executive for an advertising agency with four locations in Texas and Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Art in Communication from West Texas A&M University.

Ellen is married to David Green, a minister, and together they have 4 children.

Phone: (806) 371-5131

Term of Office: 2011-2015

Email: Place1@amarillo.gov

Social Media: Facebook

COUNCIL MEMBER PLACE 1

Ellen Robertson Green

 

Brian J. Eades, Council Member Place 2:

Council Member Eades is a native of Amarillo who was raised in the Olsen Park neighborhood. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. While considering applying to medical school, he was active in masters-level work at the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He then matriculated at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1981, and completed his specialty training at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He has since practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Amarillo for almost 22 years. In addition to medicine, Council Member Eades is a manager and Medical Director at Awaken Spa, a medical day spa in Amarillo.

Brian Eades and Jennifer Powell married in 1987. They have two daughters, Lauren and Rachel. Lauren is a recent graduate from Tufts University in Boston with degrees in International Relations and Spanish, while Rachel is at Amarillo College. Last but certainly not least, Jennifer is the business manager at St. Andrews Episcopal School.

Since his election to the City Council in 2007, Council Member Eades has prioritized issues of public health and safety. The Mayor and the City Council established Amarillo’s first new fire stations in 50 years. They also developed the new Amarillo Emergency Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center to coordinate disaster planning. A new ambulance permit has been put in place along with and a new bridge at 3rd and Grand that will soon open the area to better emergency and economic access. Currently serving as the chairman of the Emergency Care Advisory Board, Council Member Eades’ monitoring of “pre-hospital” care in the city is increasingly fine-tuned.

Economic development has also been a priority of Council Member Eades. Projects evaluated and approved by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) have been a mainstay of progress in our city and region. Projects including Bell Helicopter, Alstom, Hilmar Cheese, and other financial and food service industries have grown during his administration. As a board member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, Council Member Eades is an aggressive advocate of maintaining a healthy business community.

Council Member Eades has been an ardent supporter of downtown redevelopment. As member of the Amarillo Local Government Corporation, Eades will supervise the construction of a new multi-purpose events venue, a parking garage, and a convention hotel using tax incentives with public/private partnerships.

As a life-long conservative, Council Member Eades has perspectives on public safety, water reserves, taxation, infrastructure, and job growth that reflects his deeply held West Texas values.

Phone: (806) 355-6330

Term of Office: 2007-2015

Email: Place2@amarillo.gov

Social Media: Facebook

COUNCIL MEMBER PLACE 2

Brian J. Eades

 
Lilia Escajeda, Council Member Place 3:

Phone: (806) 373-9962

Term of Office: 2011-2015

Email: Place3@amarillo.gov

COUNCIL MEMBER PLACE 3

Lilia Escajeda

 
Ron Boyd, Council Member Place 4:

Ron is the principal owner and president of Duncan & Boyd Jewelers, which he has operated since 1973. He is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Biology.

In addition to his business acumen, Ron has a long-standing record of community service. He has served as President of the Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chairman of Young Life of Amarillo, a member of BSA Board of Directors, Harrington Foundation Board, Amarillo Area Foundation Board and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Board. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Amarillo Symphony Inc., Big Brother/Big Sisters, Center City of Amarillo, Children’s Miracle Network, KACV-TV public television and the Christian Campaign for the homeless.

In 1995, Ron was recognized as the Helen Farabee Volunteer award winner. In 2002, Duncan & Boyd Jewelers received the Golden Nail Business of the Year award. Also in 2005, He received the Texas Association of Symphony Orchestra’s Business of the Year award for his gracious giving and volunteerism.

Ron previously served as the Place 3 Commissioner on the then named Amarillo City Commission, from 2007 to 2011. In early December 2014, he was appointed to serve the unexpired term of Place 4 Councilmember Jim Simms, who passed away in November 2014 following a lengthy illness. Ron will serve the remainder of the Place 4 term, which expires in May 2015.

Ron is a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Cheri have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Term of Office: 2005-2015

Email: Place4@amarillo.gov

COUNCIL MEMBER PLACE 4

Ron Boyd