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Santa Around Town begins December 12!

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The Arbor - December 2022.

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November 2022 UPdate.

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The Arbor - November 2022.

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Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. - STEAM Station @ the Library.

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Saturday, December 10 at 10:15 a.m. - Story Time with Mrs. Claus.

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Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. - Baby Story Time @ UPPL.

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Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. - Create & Chill with UP Public Library.

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Tuesday, December 13 at 6 p.m. - eBooks & More: Digital Collections Class @ UPPL.

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Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. - Preschool STEAM and Stories.

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Tuesday, January 3 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, January 17 - City Council Meeting


Mayor Thomas (Tommy) H. Stewart 

Now in his second term, Mayor Stewart was born in Dallas and has lived in University Park for more than 62 years.  A graduate of Highland Park High School, he earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  President of Connell Construction Company and Vice President of Connell Development Company, Mayor Stewart remains active in real estate development and has held leadership positions in local and state industry associations.  A Councilmember from 2010 to 2016, he chaired the 2018 UP Zoning Ordinance Review Committee and has served on the City’s Public Works, Public Safety and Capital Projects advisory committees.  The Mayor’s non-profit involvement includes leadership roles with the Dallas Zoological Society and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. A life-long member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Mayor is married to Barbie Connell Stewart.  They have three children and 10 grandchildren.

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Councilmember Mark Aldredge 

Councilmember Aldredge is a sixth generation Texan, a graduate of Highland Park High School and a lifelong resident of the Park Cities.  Mark received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering.   He is the CEO of Aldredge Company, an acquisition firm. Prior to his election, Mr. Aldredge served on the Board of Adjustments and the Planning and Zoning Commission.  His other civic involvement includes leadership positions with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. He and his wife, Laurie, have two married sons and four grandchildren who all live in Dallas.
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Mayor Pro Tem Liz Farley 

Mayor Pro Tem Farley is a seventh generation Texan and has called University Park home for the last 23 years. Liz received a degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Liz is currently serving her third term on the Council. Prior to her election, she served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Park Advisory Committee and partnered with the City to raise over $200,000 for the reconstruction of our park playgrounds.  She was named the first University Park Citizen of the Year in 2005. Preservation Park Cities is another of her civic involvements. Liz and her husband, Lane, have two married daughters and a son who attends Highland Park High School.

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Councilmember Bob Myers 

Councilmember Myers has lived in University Park all his life and resides in the home he grew up in. Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor degree in  marketing. He has served on the City of University Park’s Commercial Retail Advisory Committee. Bob has also served on the board of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, St. Anthony’s School and Northwood Club. He and his wife Pam have three children and seven grandchildren.

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Councilmember Phillip B Philbin

Councilmember Philbin has been a proud and active citizen of the City of University Park since 1997.  He received his engineering degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and his law degree from Baylor University School of Law.  After a judicial clerkship with Hon. Reynaldo G. Garza, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Mr. Philbin began his legal career in Dallas focusing on trying complex technology cases across the country.  Prior to his election, Mr. Philbin served the City in a myriad of roles, including Planning and Zoning Commission, ZOAC, and chair of the Legislative Committee.  His other civic involvement includes leadership and board roles with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas.  Phillip and his wife Holly have raised three sons in University Park, all three attending Hyer, MIS, MPMS, and HPHS and all three are Troop 82 Eagle Scouts.

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To contact the City Council, in order that your request can be addressed as quickly as possible, contact the City Secretary at 214-987-5302. The City Secretary will take your name and number and have the appropriate Council member contact you.  Communication with the Mayor and individual Council members is also possible by letter or e-mail.

Contact Information

The City Hall mailing address is:
3800 University Blvd
University Park, TX 75205

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