Victoria Farrar-Myers
Council Member Dr. Victoria Farrar-Myers
District 7

Mayor Pro Tempore
At Large

First Elected May 2016
Term expires May 2022


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Represents the entire city.

Victoria Farrar-Myers first moved to Arlington in 1998 and has been actively engaged in our city ever since. Dedicated to building communities, Victoria has held leadership positions in numerous volunteer organizations as well as served on the Planning & Zoning Commission and AISD’s Financial Futures Committee.

Known as “Doc F-M” to her students, Victoria served as a Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington for 16 years and served as the Director of the Tower Scholar Program and as a Senior Fellow in the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU. She received a Ph.D. from University at Albany, SUNY, a Masters degree from University of Illinois, and a Bachelors degree from Russell Sage College.

Victoria has been married to Jason since 1992, and they have one son. They are members of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Council Committees

  • Finance and Audit, Chair
  • Community & Neighborhood Development

Council Representation

  • Arlington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  • Arlington Housing Finance Corporation (Secretary)
  • Great Southwest Industrial District Association Board of Directors, Ex-Officio Member
  • National League of Cities – Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee NLC – Vice Chair
  • National League of Cities – Women in Municipal Government
  • Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Continuum of Care

Community Service - Current Boards & Activities

  • The Rotary Club of Arlington (Community Service Chair)
  • Junior League of Arlington – Sustaining Member; Former Parliamentarian
  • Arlington Education Foundation member
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – Lector; Women’s Guild Member; Eucharistic Minister 
  • Center for Transforming Lives – Arlington Advisory Board
  • Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Executive Committee member
  • Board of Regents, Oakridge School, member
  • Conducts leadership training and strategic planning programs for non-profits, educational institutions, and volunteer organizations

Community Service - Past Organizations & Activities

  • City of Arlington Planning & Zoning Commission
  • AISD Financial Futures Committee
  • Leadership Arlington – Chair & President
  • Youth Leadership Arlington – Government Committee
  • Co-Founder & Inaugural Faculty-in-Residence, UT Arlington Center for Community Service Learning
  • National Finalist, Citizen Service Before Self Honors, The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

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