Ruby Faye Woolridge
Council Member Ruby Faye Woolridge
District 6

At Large

First Elected November 2020
Term expires May 2022

817-459-6143

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Ruby Faye Woolridge moved to Arlington with her family in 1984. She has been active in her neighborhood and the community for 36 years. Her commitment includes advocating for neighborhoods and community building as well as starting a neighborhood association. Ruby Faye has led community groups and advocated for equity in every facet of life in Arlington. She has been appointed to serve on boards and agencies under the leadership of four mayors and many school superintendents. Her volunteer service includes Arlington ISD’s Partners Committee, Superintendent’s Advisory Committee, Insiders Committee, City of Arlington Human Service Planners, North Texas Higher Education Authority Board of Directors and City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Board of Directors.

Ruby Faye has more than 35 years of experience as an educator, minister and community volunteer. She retired from the Fort Worth Independent School District after 25 years of service as a school counselor. Previously she taught government and Texas history and American history at Workman Jr. High School in the Arlington Independent School District. Prior to moving to Texas, Ruby Faye was employed as an administrator for a Fortune 500 company. She featured in the book titled “Bloodline – A Dynastical History of Blacks in Fort Worth and Tarrant County,” and is currently writing a book titled “Bent But Unbroken.” Ruby Faye has also participated in the Women’s Oral History Project at UT Arlington.

For 19 years, Ruby Faye served as the senior associate pastor at Arlington’s Grace United Methodist Church. She is also an ordained Elder at The Potter’s House of Dallas. Ruby Faye’s community work has been recognized with multiple awards, including: North Texas African American Hero, Star-Telegram Trailblazer for Tarrant County, Kappa Alpha Psi and KKDA Radio Educator of the Year, and the NAACP Community Service Award.

Council Committees

  • Community and Neighborhood Development
  • Municipal Policy
  • Transportation & Municipal Infrastructure

Council Representation

  • NLC – Council on Youth, Education and Families
  • NLC – Military Communities Council
  • NLC – Women in Municipal Government
  • NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council (RTC) – Alternate
  • Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) 
    Wholesale Customer Quarterly Advisory Committee
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones – 5, 6, & 7

Civic Service/Community Service

  • Member, Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 
  • Member, Arlington Branch of the NAACP 
  • Member, Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Member, Retired Teachers Association and Retired Texas Education Association 
  • Woman of the Year- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Member, Fort Worth Assembly
  • Elder, Church Hospital Ministry
  • Chapter Vice President, Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
  • President, Arlington Black United Coalition

Past Activities 

  • Member, City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Board of Directors
  • Past secretary and treasurer, North Texas Higher Education Authority Board of Directors
  • Member, Arlington Human Service Planners
  • Member, AISD Superintendent Advisory Committee
  • Member, AISD Partners Committee
  • Member, AISD Insiders Committee
  • Volunteer, United Way of Tarrant County
  • Member, Arlington 2025 Committee
  • Member, Child Advocates of Tarrant County
  • Past president, Norwood Neighborhood Association
  • Member, Women’s Policy Forum
  • Graduate, Leadership Arlington
  • Member, Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Junior League of Arlington
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Member, Women’s Policy Forum
  • Member, Texas Democratic Women’s Club
  • Member, National Women’s Political Caucus 

Special Recognitions

  • City of Arlington Volunteer of the Year - 2007

Education

  • Ruby Faye received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Her post graduate work includes completing the Diaconal Ministry Program at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. 

Personal

  • Ruby Faye two sons and one granddaughter. Her oldest son paid the ultimate price for his service in the U.S. Army.

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