Mayor Jeff Williams
Mayor Jeff Williams

Elected 2015
Term Expires May 2021


Represents the entire city. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council and represents the city in all of its relations with other municipalities, states and countries.

Jeff Williams was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Arlington in May 2015 after decades of public service in Arlington.

Mayor Williams is president of Arlington based Graham Associates, Inc., an award-winning engineering and planning firm. He has worked on a host of Arlington-based projects, including: AT&T Stadium, the I.H. 30 Three Bridges Project, Globe Life Park, River Legacy Living Science Center, the Parks Mall, the Viridian development and the Richard Greene Linear Park. In 2009, Williams was part of the Graham Associates team that received the ASCE Texas Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium).

During his 30 years in Arlington, Williams has been heavily involved in the community. His approach to leadership is inclusive and built on a foundation of finding consensus. That can be seen in many of Williams' projects including the 2008 Arlington City Bond Election Committee and the 2014 AISD School Bond Election Committee. He chaired both committees and both bonds passed by wide margins. In 2014, Williams served on the City of Arlington's Comprehensive Planning Committee. Mayor Williams has held leadership and volunteer roles in a variety of Arlington organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, PTA, Salvation Army, Mission Arlington and River Legacy Foundation. His community service has been recognized with the Vandergriff Community Leadership Award.

A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in civil engineering, Williams was inducted into the university's Civil Engineering Academy for Engineering Excellence.

More than three decades ago, Williams and his wife, Karen, picked Arlington over other North Texas communities to raise their family, in part because of the quality of education in the Arlington Independent School District. All three of his children went to AISD schools throughout their public education, graduating from Martin High School. Their oldest daughter taught first grade at AISD's Roquemore Elementary for three years. The Williams are active members of First Baptist Church of Arlington where he has served in numerous leadership roles including chairman of the Board of Deacons and chairman of the Building, Masterplanning, and Property Acquisition Committee.

Community Service

  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce - past Chairman
  • Cotton Bowl Association - Vice Chair of the Board
  • Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau - Board Member
  • High Speed Rail Commission - Commissioner
  • Project Restore Hope - Board Member
  • AISD School Bond Election Committee - 2014 Chair
  • River Legacy Foundation - past President
  • Arlington YMCA - Advisory Board Member
  • Y Princess Program - past Nation Chief
  • PTA - lifetime member


  • Vandergriff Community Leadership Award
  • Recipient of Arlington's Small Business of the Year - 2012
  • Recipient of Texas Project of the Year for I.H. 30 Three Bridges Project - 2011
  • Recipient of the "Comprehensive Planning Award' - Texas Section of the American Planning Association
  • Recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Texas Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Inducted into the Civil Engineering Academy for Engineering Excellence - Texas Tech University
  • PTA Lifetime Achievement Award