The Arlington City Council is comprised of a Mayor and eight City Council members. Elections are conducted every spring in May.

Council Member Lana Wolff District 5


Council Member Lana Wolff District 5

Elected May 2003
Term expires May 2019


Represents the portion of the city bounded by Great Southwest Parkway and the city limits on the east, Pioneer Parkway on the south, Bowen Road on the west, and Division Street on the north. District 5 includes downtown Arlington, City Hall, the University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library and General Motors.

Lana Wolff has been a resident of Arlington since 1953.  She attended Arlington public schools and furthered her education at East Texas State University.  She has also taken Leadership Training at the Center for Leadership Training in Denver.  Professionally, she served as the Executive Director of Downtown Arlington, Inc. and the Vice President of Economic Development for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce prior to being elected to the City Council in 2003.

Lana has been an active member in the community and the City Council having served as the Mayor Pro Tem from 2008-2011.  Lana is committed to volunteer service through community outreach, with civic capacities ranging from Downtown Development to Junior League.

Council Committees

    • Community and Neighborhood Development Committee, Chair
    • Municipal Policy Committee
    • Transportation & Municipal Infrastructure Committee

Council Representation

    • Arlington Tomorrow Foundation
    • Arlington Housing Finance Corporation
    • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones #1, #2, #3, & #4 Board Member
    • Downtown Arlington Management Corporation Board of Directors
    • National League of Cities
      • Community and Economic Development Steering Committee
    • Regional Transportation Council, Alternate

Community Service

    • Arlington Historical Society
    • Downtown Development Council – Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    • Junior League of Arlington, Past President

Past Community Service

    • Arlington Arts Council, Board Member
    • Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
    • Arlington Community Network Advisory Board
    • Arlington Police Department Citizens Advisory Board
    • Arlington Beautification Coalition
    • Affordable Housing Task Force
    • Arlington Community Transportation Study Sub-committee
    • Downtown Revitalization Committee
    • Fielder Museum, Board Member
    • Leadership Arlington
    • Parks Bond Campaign Committee
    • River Legacy Foundation, Founding Board Member
    • Tarrant County Grand Juror
    • Tarrant County Hospital District, Long Range Planning Committee
    • Theatre Arlington, Past President
    • YWCA Arlington Child Development Coalition
    • Youth Leadership Arlington Steering Committee

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