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Texas Governor Appoints Brookins to State Commission

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Fort Worth ISD Board of Education Trustee Daphne Brookins to serve a three-year term on the six-member OneStar National Service Commission this week.

The appointment, announced Wednesday, December 4 by Gov. Abbott, marks Ms. Brookins’ third assignment serving on the commission since 2013. The commission is the “state’s liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service” and is responsible for preparing an annual three-year national service plan for the state as well as overseeing the Rebuild Texas Fund, which assists Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey, according to a media release issued by the governor’s office. Her term on the commission is through March 15, 2022. 

Ms. Brookins’ appointment to the OneStar National Service Commission is among two recognitions for the District's newest school board member this week. At its December 5 council meeting, the City of Forest Hill made a proclamation recognizing and congratulating Ms. Brookins on here recent election to the FWISD Board of Education.brookinsproclaimation

“I am so grateful, humbled and honored to receive these prestigious awards, accolades and opportunities,” Ms. Brookins said.  “I feel truly blessed and thankful and will do my best to continue to be a servant to our children, my community and to the State of Texas.” 

 Ms. Brookins fellow colleagues on the OneStar National Service Commission, also appointed this week, include:

  • Girien Salazar, executive director of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and minister at Houston’s El Tabernaculo Church
  • Annette Juba, deputy director for regional nonprofit AGE of Central Texas in Austin
  • Mike Morath, Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency based in Austin
  • Gene Seaman, former state representative, real estate developer and owner of Corpus Christi financial planning company Seaman Financial
  • Kate Williamson, owner and president of Midland-based government relations and strategic communications firm, Basin Hill, LLC

Ms. Brookins, a Youth Administrator at Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County won a special-called election for the District 4 FWISD Board of Education seat, November 5, 2019 and will represent District 4 until the term expires in May 2021. She succeeded Dr. T.A. Sims, the District’s longest-serving board member with more than 35 years as a trustee. He resigned from the post July 16, 2019. 

A former Forest Hill Mayor Pro Tem and Councilwoman, Ms. Brookins currently works with young adults ages 16-24 at the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and is young adult motivational speaker and writer who serves on multiple local and state boards. Ms. Brookins earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University.


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