Arlington, Texas --- Erath County Judge Alfonso Campos was elected to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Board at its’ August General Assembly meeting.
The executive board, composed of 17 locally-elected officials and one member of the Texas Legislature, is the policy-making body for all activities undertaken by the Council, including program activities and decisions, regional plans, and fiscal and budgetary policies. The executive board is supported by technical, study and policy development committees and professional staff headed by Mr. Mike Eastland, Executive Director.
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region in North Central Texas, which is centered around the DFW metroplex. The organization includes over 230-member governments from the 16 counties, numerous cities, school districts and special districts in the region. It assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.
The Council monitors grant programs for many services it passes on to its members, including, but not limited to, grants for: senior services, such as Meals on Wheels; employment enhancing (skills and job fairs) partnerships with colleges; child care services for both providers and parents; and victim assistance services.
Campos joins fellow county judges serving on the Executive Board, including: Collin County Judge Chris Hill; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; Rockwall County Judge David Sweet; Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley; and Wise County Judge J.D. Clark.
"I am honored and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work with the County Judges, Mayors, and other leaders of the organizations that make up the North Central TX Council of Governments," Campos said.
Campos began his first term as Erath County Judge in January 2019. He graduated from Huckabay High School and Tarleton State University. He served as a Game Warden with TX Parks & Wildlife for 25 years and four years as Justice of the Peace in Caldwell County. Prior to his election to Erath County Judge, Campos served as a court bailiff for Erath County. He and his wife Connie are parents of Laura and her husband Humberto, teaching remotely at DePaul and Villanova University respectively, and teenagers Diego and Lucia at home in Hannibal in Erath County.