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Newly-elected Trustee Sworn in at Fort Worth ISD Board Meeting
Published June 28, 2022
The Fort Worth ISD swore in its newly-elected Board of Education trustee,Wallace Bridges, on Tuesday, June 28, during a regular board meeting. Family and friends were present to support and celebrate.
On Saturday, June 18, voters elected Mr. Bridges to represent District 4 to fill a seat that’s been vacant since the unexpected death of Daphne Brookins last November. He will serve as the District 4 trustee for the remainder of the term, which expires in 2025.
Results from the June 18 election were canvassed during the meeting just prior to the swearing-in of Mr. Bridges.
About Trustee Wallace Bridges:
Wallace Bridges is a proven grassroots community leader who has spent his life advocating for the needs and well-being of youth across Fort Worth. His work has focused on building community-based mentoring programs that engage our youth and inspire them to become the next generation of impactful leaders our community will need to create positive change.
Mr. Bridges has served in many leadership positions throughout his career. He started his purpose-driven community work as the Community Service Director at Bethlehem United Community Center. He oversaw the building of a robust youth program that would grow to provide services to 120 youth. He currently serves as an outreach program coordinator for a community non-profit organization where he provides youth intervention services during times of crisis.
Mr. Bridges has also served Fort Worth by volunteering for many community-based organizations. Wallace understood the need for greater parent involvement in our local schools and successfully launched the first PTA organization at Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School. Through his leadership, the Van Zandt-Guinn Elementary School PTA has grown to over 40 active members and he was elected as the PTA’s first President.
Additionally, Mr. Bridges serves as the President of the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association and as the neighborhood representative for the Fort Worth Community Action Partnership.
Mr. Bridges’ dedication and work has been recognized by many community leaders and organizations. He is a powerful mentor and change agent whose main concern is inspiring and empowering every young person to take charge of their own future and rise above the expectations of their circumstances.
Mr. Bridges was born in New Orleans and has spent the last 29 years in Fort Worth. He is married and has 4 children.