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Council member David Whitson


David Whitson was elected to the City Council in May 2001 and has been re-elected seven times. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2004-2005 and from 2015-2016. Prior to serving on Council, he served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Cable Television Board from 1994 until 2001.

He was born in Kilgore, Texas and has lived in Haltom City and North Richland Hills since 1951. He is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration. David is a veteran of the United States Army serving most of his tour in Wurzburg, Germany. He is retired from Bell Helicopter.

David is an active member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church. He continues to serve (over 25 years) Birdville ISD High School Football.

Boards & Commissions


David currently serves on the board of directors of the city's
  • Crime Control & Prevention District
  • Park & Recreation Facilities Development Corporation
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2
  • Boulevard 26 Corridor Oversight Committee
  • Capital Improvement Projects Committee