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Office of the Mayor
Allen Past Mayors
Past Allen Mayor Joe Farmer
Mayor from January 7, 1988 - May 4, 1996
“Seek first to understand.”
Leadership Mentors and Lessons Learned
Uncle, GT Stogner - Always believe in people and be friendly to everyone you meet.
Highlights as Mayor
Formation of the Allen Economic Development Corporation.
Growing the paramedic and fire department and the police department. Recognition for low crime rate.
Major capital improvements - Allen’s partnership into the North Texas Municipal Water District, bond funds for infrastructure and Cottonwood Creek flood plain.
Favorite places in Allen
Bethany Lakes Park and Joe Farmer Recreation Center because of the foot print they provided for future parks and recreation development.
Virgil B. Watson
Gentry T. Jones
Kevin L. Lilly
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