City of Forest Hill - Mayor Lyndia Thomas

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3219 California Parkway
Forest Hill, Texas

Mayor Lyndia Thomas

Michielle BensonLyndia Thomas was elected Mayor in May, 2017. She is serving her first term.  In 2008 she was elected to the City Council and then re-elected in 2010.  During her term as a City Councilmember, she received the training needed to become a Certified Municipal Official (CMO).  She has previously served on the Celebration Committee, Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Community Development Corporation (CDC).

Mayor Thomas is a graduate of Tarrant County College, Texas Wesleyan University, Vision International University, and William Bolger Academy. She holds degrees in Management, Accounting, Postal Administration, Psychology and Theology.

Mrs. Thomas is a retired Postal Manager.  She was the first President of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Postal League for Success (APLUS) which mentor postal employees that want to advance their career in the Postal system.  She has worked with the Fort Worth Independent School District where she taught English as a second language.

Mayor Thomas is a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, is on the Evangelistic team, and is the Director of the Food Bank Ministry which feeds the hungry every third Saturday. She became an ordained Minister in 2006.  Additionally, as the Director of DFW Ministry, she is actively involved in nursing home and hospital ministry between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Mayor Thomas is actively involved in the community.  She is a member of the Harlean Beal Elementary School Site Based Committee, and volunteers there whenever needed.  She supports the Forest Hill Senior Activity Center. She is a certified volunteer with the Red Cross, a Certified Notary Public, Mediator, and is a Motivational Speaker. She has served on North Texas Alzheimer Association committee.

Mayor Thomas believes that “Together we can make a difference and accomplish anything if we are willing to focus on the needs of the city and the citizens. She believes, “The longest journey that you will take in life starts with a single step.”  Turning our city around is a journey she  wants the citizens of Forest Hill to take with her.

She wants our citizens to stand side-by-side to help make the City of Forest Hill better:  Volunteer to serve on boards and committees, do your part in helping to keep our city clean and beautiful and become a part of Neighborhood Watch.  “In order to succeed we must lay our differences aside for the better good of this city.”

She is married to Reverend Kevin Thomas and has lived in the City of Forest Hill for 33 years. They have reared 6 children and have 24 grandchildren.

Mayor Thomas thanks each and every citizen for your vote.  As you know she won by one vote, therefore she does not want you to ever forget that your vote does matter. She thinks of every person that voted for her as “that” one vote.

You can reach Mayor Lyndia Thomas at