Sherry E. Howard
For all who have never met me or don’t know of my past career, my career at Texas Instruments/Raytheon ran from 1968-2013, retiring after 44+ years. In May 2003, I ran for a seat on the Tom Bean City Council and stayed on the Council until January 15, 2008. I was then appointed Mayor pro tem after Mayor Tom Wilthers submitted his resignation. I ran for Mayor in May 2008, and the rest is history.
I have witnessed many changes in our city over these ten years, along with many changes in personnel here at the city and on the city council. Going into 2019, we know that we will witness many exciting challenges and changes here in Tom Bean.
My philosophy in life has always been to try and do the right thing, treat people with respect as my parents taught me, believe in God, and strive for good work ethics. As we face the daily challenges in our life, we must remember that yesterday was a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely. (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
My hopes and dreams for Tom Bean is to grow! We are in the outlying path of growth coming our way from all directions. New homes, apartments, businesses, and new families will be joining us here in Tom Bean, and we are preparing for this growth now. Our Planning and Zoning Board is fully staffed and meeting on a regular basis to answer and provide direction for the upcoming growth. Our Type A Community Development Board and Type B Economic Development Board are both engaged and marketing the city for the future. Our Tom Bean Volunteer Fire Department is working to provide additional equipment to maintain our needs. The Lucile Teague Library is staffed to work with our visitors and provide educational material. And finally, the Tom Bean City Council and I are working to provide leadership of our city and make the best decisions for our city.
Want to know more? Read the Mayor’s Newsletters below:
Tom Bean’s 2019 Accomplishments and Happenings 1) The Tom Bean Monument restoration project was completed in February 2019. This was a private donations effort over several years and we were…